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Ankle sprains are the most common sports injury, and therapeutic ultrasound is often used in the first phase of treatment.1 Rationale for its use is based on physiological effects demonstrated in laboratory research.2 This review is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 1999 and previously updated in 2004. One randomised clinical trial has been published since then and added to the review.3
To determine the effect of ultrasound therapy compared with placebo, no treatment or other interventions in the clinical management of acute ankle sprain.
Searches and inclusion criteria
This methodology followed those recommended by the Cochrane Collaboration. Electronic databases (the Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group Specialised Register, the Cochrane Central Register …
Competing interests None.
Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.