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The International Ankle Consortium
released the 2019 consensus statement on the clinical assessment of acute
lateral ankle sprains. The aim of this consensus process was to “to develop,
based on expert consensus, recommendations for structured clinical assessment
of acute lateral ankle sprain injuries. These recommendations should have a
particular emphasis on impairments that are known to associate with chronic
ankle instability.” The expert panel agreed there were five important
considerations regarding diagnosis (e.g., mechanism of injury, weight-bearing
status) and 10 important things to consider when evaluating mechanical and sensorimotor
impairments (e.g., pain, range of motion).  Each of these key topics are discussed in the
consensus statement.