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Mil Med. 1993 Dec;158(12):771-4.

An ankle protocol for second-degree ankle sprains.

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Physical Therapy Department, Naval Hospital, Cherry Point, NC 28533-8023.


Returning to full activity is of primary concern for the injured patient with a second-degree ankle sprain. This is especially true of a member of the United States Marine Corps. Unfortunately, many patients are not referred to physical therapy for comprehensive management of acute ankle sprains. An ankle protocol based on previous clinical experience was developed which included an acute and rehabilitative phase. An air stirrup orthosis was used as an adjunct to therapy to resume activities safely. This combination allowed Marines to return to full duty in less than 2 weeks.

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