Prophylactic bracing decreases ankle injuries in collegiate female volleyball players.

@article{Pedowitz2008ProphylacticBD,
  title={Prophylactic bracing decreases ankle injuries in collegiate female volleyball players.},
  author={David I Pedowitz and Sudheer C. Reddy and Selene G. Parekh and George Russell Huffman and Brian Sennett},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={324-7}
}
BACKGROUND Ankle injuries account for the highest percentage of injuries among female collegiate volleyball players. Since 1998, all female volleyball players at the authors' institution have worn bilateral double-upright padded ankle braces at all times. PURPOSE To review the authors' experience with this brace in preventing ankle injuries that result in a loss of play. STUDY DESIGN Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS Injury data, preparticipation medical histories, and total… CONTINUE READING
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