Potential savings of a program to prevent ankle sprain recurrence: economic evaluation of a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Hupperets2010PotentialSO,
  title={Potential savings of a program to prevent ankle sprain recurrence: economic evaluation of a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Maarten D W Hupperets and Evert A L M Verhagen and Martijn W Heymans and Judith E Bosmans and Maurits van Tulder and Willem van Mechelen},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 11},
  pages={2194-200}
}
BACKGROUND The most common ankle injury is the lateral ankle sprain. Dutch annual sports-related ankle sprain costs can roughly be estimated at €187,200,000. Research has shown that proprioceptive training accounts for an approximated overall 50% reduction in ankle sprain recurrence rate. HYPOTHESIS An unsupervised proprioceptive training program to reduce the recurrence of lateral ankle sprains will reduce overall health care costs. DESIGN Cohort study (economic analysis); Level of… CONTINUE READING

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