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Cast-brace treatment of ankle sprains.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Injury
0020-1383
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
17
Issue
4
Pages
251–255
Identifiers
PMID: 3095235
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Forty-two severely sprained ankles treated by a cast-brace have been reviewed. This method was devised to avoid the disadvantages of immobilization. Diagnosis was based on the history and clinical signs. Strain films were taken in 31 patients but it is submitted that this investigation may be misleading unless general anaesthesia is used. The results of the treatment by cast-brace compare favourably with those by other methods and it is considered that patients were able to return to sport in a shorter time.

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