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Similar Outcomes with Addition of Neurocryostimulation vs. Ice to Rehab for Lateral Ankle Sprains

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January 2021

Similar Outcomes with Addition of Neurocryostimulation vs. Ice to Rehab for Lateral Ankle Sprains

Vol: 10| Issue: 1| Number:14| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Should ice application be replaced with neurocryostimulation for the treatment of acute lateral ankle sprains? A randomized clinical trial.

J Foot Ankle Res. 2020 Dec 1;13(1):69.

Contributing Authors:
J Tittley LJ Hébert JS Roy

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Synopsis

Forty-two patients with moderate-high grade lateral ankle sprains occurring in the last 72 hours before recruitment were randomized to undergo a standard rehabilitation program of 4 weeks with the addition of applying either neurocryostimulation (NCS; n=21) or ice (n=21). The primary outcome of interest was functional capacity via the Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS). Secondary outcomes of ...

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