Ankle Sprains: How To Evaluate An Athlete's Ability To Return To Play

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Ankle Sprains: How To Evaluate An Athlete's Ability To Return To Play
The ankle sprain, as shown above, is one of the most common injuries in football. If the athlete returns to the field before the injury has adequately healed, there is a risk of re-injury, which could significantly add to the time already lost from the sp
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By Douglas Richie Jr., DPM




References:

1. Kaikkonen A, Kannus P, Jarvinen M: A performance test protocol and scoring scale for the evaluation of ankle injuries. Am J Sports Med 22: 462-469, 1994.
2. Williams GN, Molloy JM, DeBerardino TM et al: Evaluation of the sports ankle rating system in young, athletic individuals with acute lateral ankle sprains. Foot Ankle Int 24: 274-282, 2003.

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