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What is a grade 2 sprain?

A grade 2 sprain involves partial tearing of the ligament. If the joint is examined and moved in specific directions, abnormal looseness (laxity) of the joint occurs. (This answer provided for NATA by the Weber State University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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