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Mechanical supports for acute, severe ankle sprain: a pragmatic, multicentre, randomised controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: Severe ankle sprains are a common presentation in emergency departments in the UK. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of three different mechanical supports (Aircast brace, Bledsoe boot, or 10-day below-knee cast) compared with that of a double-layer tubular compression bandage in promoting recovery after severe ankle sprains. METHODS: We did a pragmatic, multicentre randomised trial with blinded assessment of outcome. 584 participants with severe ankle sprain were recruited be...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
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Author
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Volume:
373
Issue:
9663
Pages:
575-581
Publication date:
2009-02-01
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
Language:
English
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pubs:109444
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uuid:abbc832d-55f0-42b3-a7cc-101199966522
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pubs:109444
Source identifiers:
109444
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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