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ACE Report #11871
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Non-invasive interactive neuro-stimulation improves short-term outcome in athletes with ankle sprain


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Noninvasive Interactive Neurostimulation Therapy for the Treatment of Low-Grade Lateral Ankle Sprain in the Professional Contact Sport Athlete Improves the Short-Term Recovery and Return to Sport: A Randomized Controlled Trial

J Foot Ankle Surg. 2019 May;58(3):441-446. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2018.09.009

Contributing Authors: C Razzano R Izzo R Savastano C Colantuoni S Carbone

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Synopsis

61 patients with lateral ankle sprain were randomized to receive manual recovery of range of motion and proprioceptive exercises alongside either non-invasive interactive neurostimulation (NIN) therapy or sham NIN therapy. Outcomes of interest included the inability walking scale (IWS), pain on a Visual Analog Scale (VAS), etoricoxib 60mg daily intake, return to sport and complications. Follow up ...

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