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injury
act that damages or hurts.
anterior
before or in front of.
acute injury
characterized by rapid onset, resulting from a traumatic event.
critical force
magnitude of a single force by which an anatomical structure is damaged.
chronic injury
one characterized by a slow, insidious onset, implying a gradual development of structural damage.
eccentric contraction
the simulaneous processes of muscle contraction and stretching of the muscle- tendon unit by an etrinsic force.
soft tissue
includes muscles, fascia, tendons, joint capsules, ligaments, blood vessels, and nerves.
fascia
fibrous membrane that covers, supports, and sepparates muscles.
joint capsule
sac-like structure that encloses the ends of bones in a diarthrodial joint.
catastrophic injury
one involving damage to the brain and/or spinal cord that presents a potentially life-threatening situation or the possibility of permanent disability.
sprain
injury to a joint and the surrounding structures, primarily ligaments and/or joint capsules.
hemorrhage
discharge of blood.
strain
injury involving muscles and tentons or the junction between the two, commonly known as the muscultendinous junction.
avulsion
forcible tearing away or seperation.