oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Ankle injuries: Taping the lateral ligaments of the ankle
|Article Title||Ankle injuries: Taping the lateral ligaments of the ankle|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Sports Medicine Unit, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical School, University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Mar 1997|
|Pages||7 - 8|
|Keyword(s)||Anterior talo-fibula, Calcaneo-fibula ligaments, Increased knee injuries, Inversion stress, Mechanical support, Motor performance, Muscles lose strength, Plaster cast immobilization, Prophylactic taping, Rehabilitation, Rupture, Subtalar joint, Surgical repair, Talar-tilt views, Tape limits movement, Valgus stress and Varus stress|
The literature on ankle taping is reviewed, and arguments for and against taping ankles are discussed. Subjective studies of athletes using tape prophylactically and patients using tape during rehabilitation, indicates that of the commercially available tapes, Elastic adhesive bandage, or more commonly called white elastoplast, is found to be both most comfortable, and to give the feeling of the most support.
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