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Br J Sports Med. 2016 Dec;50(24):1493-1495. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096188. Epub 2016 Jun 3.

2016 consensus statement of the International Ankle Consortium: prevalence, impact and long-term consequences of lateral ankle sprains.

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1
University of Kentucky, College of Health Sciences, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
2
Department of Life and Health Sciences, Ulster University, Jordanstown, Carrickfergus, UK.
3
University College Dublin, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Dublin, Ireland.
4
Indiana University, College of Public Health, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
5
Physiotherapy Department, Hôpital La Tour, Geneva, Switzerland.
6
National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine-East Midlands, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK.
7
Departments of Kinesiology and Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
8
University of Sydney, College of Health, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
9
Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA.
10
Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, USA.
11
Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
12
University of Queensland, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Physiotherapy, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
13
Department of Exercise & Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
14
University College Dublin, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, Dublin, Ireland.

Abstract

The Executive Committee of the International Ankle Consortium presents this 2016 position paper with recommendations for information implementation and continued research based on the paradigm that lateral ankle sprain (LAS), and the development of chronic ankle instability (CAI), serve as a conduit to a significant global healthcare burden. We intend our recommendations to serve as a mechanism to promote efforts to improve prevention and early management of LAS. We believe this will reduce the prevalence of CAI and associated sequelae that have led to the broader public health burdens of decreased physical activity and early onset ankle joint post-traumatic osteoarthritis. Ultimately, this can contribute to healthier lifestyles and promotion of physical activity.

KEYWORDS:

Ankle; Physical activity

PMID:
27259750
DOI:
10.1136/bjsports-2016-096188
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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