What treatments are available to you when you have an ankle sprain?"
by Matthieu Van Reet
You've just sprained your ankle and are wondering what therapeutic options are available to you?
If the Ottawa Criteria have ruled out any risk of fracture, a recent study has attempted to clarify what choices are available to you when you've just injured your ankle.
Researchers conducted a systematic review of the scientific literature to analyze the treatments for acute lateral ankle sprains, focusing only on randomized clinical trials.
They sought to answer three important clinical questions:
European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Evidence-based treatment choices for acute lateral ankle sprain: a comprehensive
systematic D. ALTOMARE1,2, G. FUSCO1,2, E. BERTOLINO1, R. RANIERI1,2, C. SCONZA1,2,
M. LIPINA3, E. KON1,2, M. MARCACCI1,2, L. BIANCHINI1, B. DI MATTEO2,3
1 Department of Biomedical Sciences, Humanitas University, Pieve Emanuele, Milan, Italy
2 IRCCS Humanitas Research Hospital, Rozzano (MI), Italy
3 Department of Traumatology, Orthopaedics and Disaster Surgery, Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Moscow, Russia
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