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Epidemiology of lateral ankle sprains
Lateral ankle sprains are one of the most prevalent lower limb musculoskeletal injuries incurred by individuals who participate in recreational physical activities and sports.1 2
Propensity for the development of chronic ankle instability
The misconception that acute lateral ankle sprains are innocuous injuries that require little treatment is common across patients and healthcare professionals; indeed, up to 50% of individuals who incur an acute lateral ankle sprain do not seek formal healthcare management for their injury.3 All too often colloquial terms such as a ‘rolled’ ankle or ‘twisted’ ankle are used to describe an acute lateral ankle sprain injury. In reality, acute lateral ankle sprains are rarely ever a ‘simple’ injury. …
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Author note This infographic is based upon the following article: Delahunt E, Bleakley CM, Bossard DS, Caulfield BM, Docherty CL, Doherty C, Fourchet F, Fong DT, Hertel J, Hiller CE, Kaminski TW, McKeon PO, Refshauge KM, Remus A, Verhagen EA, Vicenzino BT, Wikstrom EA, Gribble PA. Clinical assessment of acute lateral ankle sprain injuries (ROAST): 2019 consensus statement and recommendations of the International Ankle Consortium. Br J Sports Med. 2018 Jun 9. pii: bjsports-2017-098885. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098885. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:29886432.
Correction notice This article has been corrected since it was published online first. The title has been slightly edited.