2016 consensus statement of the International Ankle Consortium: Prevalence, impact and long-term consequences of lateral ankle sprains

Phillip A. Gribble, Chris M. Bleakley, Brian M. Caulfield, Carrie L. Docherty, François Fourchet, Daniel Tik Pui Fong, Jay Hertel, Claire E. Hiller, Thomas W. Kaminski, Patrick O. McKeon, Kathryn M. Refshauge, Evert A. Verhagen, Bill T. Vicenzino, Erik A. Wikstrom, Eamonn Delahunt

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Abstract

The Executive Committee of the International Ankle Consortium presents this 2016 position paper with recommendations for information implementation and continued research based on the paradigm that lateral ankle sprain (LAS), and the development of chronic ankle instability (CAI), serve as a conduit to a significant global healthcare burden. We intend our recommendations to serve as a mechanism to promote efforts to improve prevention and early management of LAS. We believe this will reduce the prevalence of CAI and associated sequelae that have led to the broader public health burdens of decreased physical activity and early onset ankle joint post-traumatic osteoarthritis. Ultimately, this can contribute to healthier lifestyles and promotion of physical activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1493-1495
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume50
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Ankle
  • Physical activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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