Lateral Ankle sprain (LAS) is a common sports injury associated with recurrent ankle sprain

Lateral Ankle sprain (LAS) is a common sports injury associated with recurrent ankle sprain

Abstract

Lateral a nkle sprain (LAS) is the most common musculoskeletal injury in the physically active population; it is also a common condition in the general population. Apart from the pain and temporary period of reduced functioning and disability, it is also associated with increased risk of recurrent ankle sprain, the development of chronic ankle stability (CAI) and post - traumatic ankle osteoarthritis (PTOA). While the direct costs for treatment of an isolated LAS are relatively low, compounding these are indirect costs from follow up care, loss of pro ductivity, time loss of activity and care of its long - term consequences. Therefore, it becomes apparent that the healthcare burden that emerges from so called "simple" LAS is substantial.

Abstract

Lateral a nkle sprain (LAS) is the most common musculoskeletal injury in the physically active population; it is also a common condition in the general population. Apart from the pain and temporary period of reduced functioning and disability, it is also associated with increased risk of recurrent ankle sprain, the development of chronic ankle stability (CAI) and post - traumatic ankle osteoarthritis (PTOA). While the direct costs for treatment of an isolated LAS are relatively low, compounding these are indirect costs from follow up care, loss of pro ductivity, time loss of activity and care of its long - term consequences. Therefore, it becomes apparent that the healthcare burden that emerges from so called "simple" LAS is substantial.

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