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2016 consensus statement of the International Ankle Consortium: prevalence, impact and long-term consequences of lateral ankle sprains


Phillip A Gribble, Chris M Bleakley, Brian Caulfield, Carrie L Docherty, Fran├žois Fourchet, Daniel Tik-Pui Fong, Jay Hertel, Claire E Hille, Thomas W Kaminski, Patrick O McKeon, Kathryn M Refshauge, Evert A Verhagen, Bill T Vicenzino, Erik A Wikstrom, Eamonn Delahunt

Publication Type: 
Refereed Original Article
The Executive Committee of the International Ankle Consortium presents this 2016 position paper with recommendations for information implementation and continued research based on the paradigm that lateral ankle sprain (LAS), and the development of chronic ankle instability (CAI), serve as a conduit to a significant global healthcare burden. We intend our recommendations to serve as a mechanism to promote efforts to improve prevention and early management of LAS. We believe this will reduce the prevalence of CAI and associated sequelae that have led to the broader public health burdens of decreased physical activity and early onset ankle joint post-traumatic osteoarthritis. Ultimately, this can contribute to healthier lifestyles and promotion of physical activity.
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): 
10.1136/ bjsports-2016-096189
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Publication Date: 
British Journal of Sports Medicine 50(24):bjsports-2016-096188
Research Group: 
National University of Ireland, Dublin (UCD)
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