2004, Number 5
Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc 2004; 42 (5)
Pérez RJEA, Hernández EE, Mazadiego GME, Mora OR, Rangel VYM, Torre SR, Guzmán GJM,López RVM
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ABSTRACTAcute ankle inversion sprains occur very often during daily living and sport activities. Level of recovery depends upon degree of soft-tissue damage, and prognosis is generally good. This guideline was formulated with evidence-based medicine methodology and attempts to aid in accurate diagnosis and indication of the correct radiologic studies. We strongly stress the need for classification according to degree of soft-tissue damage, and treatment as soon as possible to avoid swelling, stiffness, and inability to walk. We propose that this program be prescribed at the rehabilitation service.