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The Effect of Lace-up Ankle Braces on Injury Rates in High School Basketball Players


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The Effect of Lace-up Ankle Braces on Injury Rates in High School Basketball Players

The American Journal of Sports Medicine; 2011; 39(9): 1840-1848

Contributing Authors: Timothy A McGuine Alison Brooks Scott Hetzel

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Synopsis

1460 male and female basketball players were randomized to receive either ankle braces or control (no ankle brace). The results of the study indicated that athletes assigned to the ankle brace group displayed a significantly lower rate of acute ankle injuries in comparison to control. However, it was found that the severity of the ankle injuries were similar in both groups.

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