Scientific article

Entorse aiguë de la cheville: quelle immobilisation ?

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 5, no. 212, p. 1551-1554
Publication date2009

Acute ankle sprain is the most frequent orthopaedic injury. Up to 4% of patients admitted to the emergency room will present with an acute ankle sprain. The lateral ligaments are involved at various degrees (anterior talo-fibular and calcaneo-fibular ligaments). Grade I acute ankle sprains are well treated with a compression bandage or an Aircast brace. Grade II and III acute ankle sprains are best treated with a below-knee cast. The Aircast brace is the next best treatment for such lesions (grades II and III) and will provide satisfactory support, but has been shown to be not as effective as the below-knee cast in terms of short to mid-term patients outcome (pain and function).

  • Ankle Injuries/therapy
  • Bandages
  • Braces
  • Casts, Surgical
  • Humans
  • Orthopedic Procedures/methods
  • Orthotic Devices
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Splints
  • Sprains and Strains/therapy
  • Treatment Outcome
Citation (ISO format)
ASSAL, Mathieu, CREVOISIER, Xavier. Entorse aiguë de la cheville: quelle immobilisation ? In: Revue médicale suisse, 2009, vol. 5, n° 212, p. 1551–1554.
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ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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