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Infographic. International Ankle Consortium Rehabilitation-Oriented Assessment
  1. Eamonn Delahunt1,2,
  2. Chris M Bleakley3,
  3. Daniela S Bossard1,2,
  4. Brian M Caulfield1,4,
  5. Carrie L Docherty5,
  6. Cailbhe Doherty4,
  7. Francois Fourchet6,
  8. Daniel T P Fong7,
  9. Jay Hertel8,
  10. Claire E Hiller9,
  11. Thomas W Kaminski10,
  12. Patrick O McKeon11,
  13. Kathryn M Refshauge9,
  14. Alexandria Remus4,
  15. Evert A Verhagen12,
  16. Bill T Vicenzino13,
  17. Erik A Wikstrom14,
  18. Phillip A Gribble15
  1. 1School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  2. 2Institute for Sport & Health, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  3. 3Department of Physical Therapy, High Point University, High Point, North Carolina, USA
  4. 4Insight Centre for Data Analytics, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  5. 5School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
  6. 6Motion Analysis Laboratory, Hôpital De La Tour, Meyrin, Geneva, Switzerland
  7. 7National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine, School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
  8. 8Department of Kinesiology, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
  9. 9Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  10. 10Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA
  11. 11Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences, School of Health Sciences & Human Performance, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, USA
  12. 12Amsterdam Collaboration on Health and Safety in Sports & Department of Public & Occupational Health, Amsterdam Movement Science, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  13. 13School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  14. 14Department of Exercise & Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
  15. 15Division of Athletic Training, College of Health Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
  1. Correspondence to Professor Eamonn Delahunt, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Sports Science, University College Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland; eamonn.delahunt{at}ucd.ie

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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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