Return to Play Following Ankle Sprain and Lateral Ligament Reconstruction.

  title={Return to Play Following Ankle Sprain and Lateral Ligament Reconstruction.},
  author={Scott B. Shawen and Theodora C Dworak and Robert Bentley Anderson},
  journal={Clinics in sports medicine},
  volume={35 4},
Ankle sprains are the most common musculoskeletal injury occurring during athletics. Proper initial treatment with supportive pain control, limited immobilization, early return to weight bearing and range of motion, and directed physical therapy are essential for preventing recurrent injury. Reconstruction of the lateral ligaments is indicated for patients with continued instability and dysfunction despite physical therapy. Return to athletic activity should be reserved for athletes who have… CONTINUE READING
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