Sprain, strain and bruise are terms loosely used to denote injury of soft tissues. More precisely a sprain may be defined as a partial or complete rupture of a ligament, a strain as a partial tear of muscles and a bruise as a rupture of tissue leading to a haematoma. Any soft-tissue injury may lead to a haematoma, scarring and fibrosis and loss of function.
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