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Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Specialty

Orthopaedics

Advisor

Dr. Laura Witte

Abstract

* Ankle sprains are common injuries in healthy, active adults, especially those who engage in athletics or high-intensity training.

* Research assessing the effects of sustained index ankle sprains demonstrates a high risk of subsequent injuries, which may lead to chronic ankle instability.

* Numerous studies have isolated risk factors and mitigation techniques, which may alter the progression of instability and decreased performance associated with ankle injuries.

* Enrollment in adequate rehabilitation programs focused on restoration of joint biomechanics and sensorineural control is essential in minimizing progressive instability.

* The evaluation, special testing, and progressive spectrum of non-surgical and surgically invasive treatment options are discussed.

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