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An epidemiological survey on ankle sprain.
  1. M S Yeung,
  2. K M Chan,
  3. C H So,
  4. W Y Yuan
  1. Sports Medicine Department, Hong Kong Sports Institute, New Territories.


    Ankle sprain is a common sports injury and is often regarded as trivial by athletes and coaches. This epidemiological study was conducted among three categories of Hong Kong Chinese athletes: national teams, competitive athletes and recreational athletes. This study shows that as much as 73% of all athletes had recurrent ankle sprain and 59% of these athletes had significant disability and residual symptoms which led to impairment of their athletic performance. This study indicates that a proper approach towards injury prevention and a comprehensive rehabilitation programme are required.

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