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Study Finds Below-Knee Cast Best for Severe Ankle Sprains

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:06pm

A recent study in The Lancet shows that treatment of severe ankle sprains with a below the knee cast is more effective than a compression bandage. A total of 584 participants with severe ankle sprains from eight emergency departments were included in a study to evaluate different treatment methods. Patients were placed in a below-knee cast, an Aircast brace, a Bledsoe boot (walking boot) or a tubular compression bandage. Patients were evaluated at three months and nine months. Continue Reading »

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