Treatment of severe ankle sprain: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial comparing the clinical effecitveness and cost-effectiveness of three types of mechanical ankle support with tubular bandage. The CAST trial

Cooke MW, Marsh JL, Clark M, Nakash R, Jarvis RM, Hutton JL, Szczepura A, Wilson S, Lamb SE
Record ID 32009100045
Authors' recommendations: Study found that the choice of treatment for severe ankle sprain may affect the speed of recovery but not the long-term outcome and that the decision about which brace to apply should incorporate an assessment of likely compliance and acceptability to patients.
Authors' methods: Randomised controlled trial
Project Status: Completed
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Year Published: 2009
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Adult
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Bandages
  • Braces
  • Recovery of Function
  • Restraint, Physical
  • Sprains and Strains
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme
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