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Distortion (sprain) occurs through indirect action or direct violence when the physiological range of motion in a given joint is exceeded.

Clinical picture[edit | edit source]

  • partial rupture or distension of the capsule or ligaments can also be hemarthroses
  • the joint remains stable
  • soreness, swelling , limitation of motion, hematoma

Therapy [ edit | edit source ][edit | edit source]

  • puncture a larger effusion , evacuate the hematoma and flush the cavity with ice-cold saline or mesocaine (in case of severe pain)
  • immobilization , according to disability, lighten the joint, give NSA , ice
  • for the knee, we can indicate arthroscopy

Sources[edit | edit source]

Related Articles[edit | edit source]

  • Trauma

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