treatment and prevention of ankle sprains: update of an evidence-based clinical
Vuurberg G, Hoorntje A, Wink LM, van der
Doelen BFW, van den Bekerom MP, Dekker R, van Dijk CN, Krips R, Loogman MCM,
Ridderikhof ML, Smithuis FF, Stufkens SAS, Verhagen EALM, de Bie RA, Kerkhoffs
GMMJ. Br J Sports Med. 2018 Mar 7. pii: bjsports-2017-098106. doi:
10.1136/bjsports-2017-098106. [Epub ahead of print]
This consensus statement is an update of
a consensus statement from 2012. The purpose of this evidence-based guideline was to encourage
uniformity of diagnosis and treatment of acute lateral ankle sprains. The
primary purpose was to reduce the long-term symptoms resulting from this injury.
The results cover predisposing factors (intrinsic or extrinsic risk factors),
prognostic factors, diagnostics, treatment (e.g., functional treatments,
surgery), prevention, return to work/sport, and cost-effectiveness.