oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - The complete ankle sprain assessment
|Article Title||The complete ankle sprain assessment|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Physiotherapy, University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Oct 1988|
|Pages||8 - 11|
|Keyword(s)||Athletic trainers, Chronic instability, Crutches, Dorsiflexion, Epiphysiolysis, Fibular, Graft surgery, Medial malleolus, Orthopaedic surgeons, Passive movements, Physiotherapists, Plantar flexion, Post-traumatic arthritis, Proprioceptive defect, Ruptures in ligamentous structures, Spiral fracture, Stress tenography, Talar tilt test and Transverse fracture|
Ankle sprains are one of the most commonly treated sports injuries that the physician ortherapistmay encounter. Twenty per cent of those treated will have residual symptoms that can result in chronic pain, swelling and chronic instability. An accurate assessment of the typical ankle sprain has become most important in order to achieve an accurate diagnosis and thereby prevent some of the above sequelae. This article presents a general introduction into the problems encountered with ankle sprains as well as an outline of a proposed assessmen t to be used in this field of sports medicine.
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