Muscles can be torn (strained). Tendons (which attach muscle to bone) can be torn (ruptured).
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Treat all suspected skeletal injuries, including fractures (broken bones), strains (stretched or torn muscles), sprains (stretched or torn ligaments), and dislocations (joints