Review: many adults still have pain and subjective instability at 1 year after acute lateral ankle sprain

  title={Review: many adults still have pain and subjective instability at 1 year after acute lateral ankle sprain},
  author={Katherine Margo},
  journal={Evidence Based Medicine},
  pages={187 - 187}
  • K. Margo
  • Published 28 November 2008
  • Medicine
  • Evidence Based Medicine
ED FROM van Rijn RM, van Os AG, Bernsen RM, et al. What is the clinical course of acute ankle sprains? A systematic literature review. Am J Med 2008;121:324–31. Correspondence to: Dr R M van Rijn, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Source of funding: no external funding. c Clinical impact ratings: GP/FP/Primary care 6/7; Surgery/Orthopaedics 5/7 C O M M EN TA R Y L ateral ankle sprain is seen often in primary care offices and acute care settings; it is the most… 

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