Lateral Ankle Sprain


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Lateral Ankle Sprain Icon    Lateral Ankle Sprain

A collective term for muscle and ligament injuries without dislocation or fracture. A sprain is a joint injury in which some of the fibers of a supporting ligament are ruptured but the continuity of the ligament remains intact. A strain is an overstretching or overexertion of some part of the musculature.

Clinical Reviews

Lateral Ankle Sprain: Prevention



Although lateral ankle sprain (LAS) is considered one, if not the most, common sports injury, a very conflicting body of evidence exists as to risk factors. Recurring themes of many studies are statements such as “our findings disagree with previous studies”. It seemed in preparation of this review unless a risk factor had been only reported in one study; there was a different assessment in another.

Lateral Ankle Sprain: Diagnosis



Ankle injuries are responsible for 15% of all sports injuries and are commonly encountered in practice. The diagnostic difficulties surrounding grading of the injury and ruling out fracture are the greatest challenges to the physician. Many of the articles located are "how to" articles and the author's comments appear very strong in support of certain diagnostic procedures. However there is very little in the literature that demonstrates sensitivity and specificity of standard diagnostic procedures, particularly related to partial ligament tears and ruptures.

Lateral Ankle Sprain: Therapy



The lack of quality studies relating to the diagnosis of ankle sprains may be attributable to the fact that all ankle sprains are treated in a similar manner regardless of grade. They are separated primarily by the length of time spent in the different phases of recovery. Interestingly ankle sprains are also treated similarly in all of the healing arts with only minor differences. Even the value of surgical intervention for Grade 3 sprains rather than conservative treatment is controversial.

Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Information

MeSH Term: Sprains and Strains

Scope Note: A collective term for muscle and ligament injuries without dislocation or fracture. A sprain is a joint injury in which some of the fibers of a supporting ligament are ruptured but the continuity of the ligament remains intact. A strain is an overstretching or overexertion of some part of the musculature.

MeSH Synonyms:
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Strains and Sprains
  • Sprains
  • Sprain
  • Strains
  • Strain
Applicable MeSH Subheadings:
  • adverse effects
  • analysis
  • anatomy and histology
  • blood
  • chemically induced
  • classification
  • complications
  • congenital
  • diagnosis
  • diagnostic imaging
  • drug therapy
  • economics
  • embryology
  • enzymology
  • epidemiology
  • ethnology
  • etiology
  • genetics
  • history
  • immunology
  • metabolism
  • microbiology
  • mortality
  • nursing
  • organization and administration
  • parasitology
  • pathology
  • pharmacology
  • physiology
  • physiopathology
  • prevention and control
  • psychology
  • radiotherapy
  • rehabilitation
  • statistics and numerical data
  • surgery
  • therapy
  • toxicity
  • veterinary
  • virology
MeSH Term: Ankle

Scope Note: The region of the lower limb between the FOOT and the LEG.

MeSH Synonyms:
  • Ankle
  • Ankles
  • Regio tarsalis
  • Tarsus
Applicable MeSH Subheadings:
  • abnormalities
  • analysis
  • anatomy and histology
  • blood supply
  • diagnosis
  • diagnostic imaging
  • drug effects
  • embryology
  • etiology
  • growth and development
  • innervation
  • metabolism
  • microbiology
  • parasitology
  • pathology
  • physiology
  • physiopathology
  • radiation effects
  • surgery
  • therapy
  • virology
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MayoClinic.com Sprained Ankle Information



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MedlinePlus: Sprains and Strains



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Current Clinical Trials Relating to  Ankle AND Sprains and Strains

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Effect of Kinesiotaping on Ankle Stability


(Status: Unknown status)

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Lateral Ankle Sprain Study


(Status: Terminated)

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Firefly ANKLE Sprain Study


(Status: Completed)

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The Spraino Pilot Trial


(Status: Not yet recruiting)

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