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Ankle instability

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Kasper W Janssen, Willem van Mechelen, Evert A L M Verhagen
BACKGROUND: Ankle sprain is the most common sports-related injury with a high rate of recurrence and associated costs. Recent studies have emphasised the effectiveness of both neuromuscular training and bracing for the secondary prevention of ankle sprains. AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of combined bracing and neuromuscular training, or bracing alone, against the use of neuromuscular training on recurrences of ankle sprain after usual care. METHODS: 384 athletes, aged 18-70, who had sustained a lateral ankle sprain, were included (training group n=120; brace group n=126; combi group n=138)...
August 2014: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Claire E Hiller, Elizabeth J Nightingale, Chung-Wei Christine Lin, Garrett F Coughlan, Brian Caulfield, Eamonn Delahunt
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether people with recurrent ankle sprain, have specific physical and sensorimotor deficits. DESIGN: A systematic review of journal articles in English using electronic databases to September 2009. Included articles compared physical or sensorimotor measures in people with recurrent (≥2) ankle sprains and uninjured controls. MAIN OUTCOME GROUPS: Outcome measures were grouped into: physical characteristics, strength, postural stability, proprioception, response to perturbation, biomechanics and functional tests...
June 2011: British Journal of Sports Medicine
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