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Sprains are injuries to the ligaments that connect bones together. A sprain occurs when a ligament is stretched excessively or torn. Sprains are very uncommon in young children, because the ligaments are usually stronger than the growing bones and cartilage to which they are attached.

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Last Updated
5/11/2013
Source
A Minute for Kids
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