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2022 Feb 08

Expert Rev Med Devices

Ankle Sprain Bracing Solutions and Future Design Consideration for Civilian and Military Use.


Zhao Dubuc Y, Mazzone B, Yoder AJ, Esposito E R, Kang T H, Loh KJ, Farrokhi S
Expert Rev Med Devices. 2022 Feb 08.
PMID: 35130797.


Ankle sprains are common injuries within the civilian and military populations, with lingering symptoms that include pain, swelling, giving-way, and a high likelihood for recurrence. Numerous bracing systems are available to stabilize the ankle joint following sprains, with new design iterations frequently entering the market. Currently available braces generally include sleeve, lace-up, and stirrup designs. Sleeves provide mild compression and warmth but limited stability for the ankle, while lace-ups and stirrups appear to be more effective at preventing and treating lateral ankle sprains.