Joints are stabilized by ligaments which connect bones. A sprain is an injury that causes a ligament to stretch or partially tear. When compared to adults, children have relatively stronger ligaments than bones, so there is an increased likelihood of an accompanying fracture. Sprains are generally treated by controlling pain and inflammation. Temporary immobilization and controlled weight bearing may be necessary. This is followed by functional rehabilitation. Read More

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