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Acute ankle injuries is one of the most common injuries of the musculoskeletal system.
The number of ankle injuries in the Netherlands is estimated at 500,000 and 600,000 per year.
120,000 to 150,000 acute ankle injuries come in at the EBHO and 380,000 to 450,000 are viewed by the general practitioner.
In 90%, the conditions of the tires on the outside of the ankle.
An elastic bandage meets all requirements and is cheapest.
The disadvantage is that the patient's bandage itself should build which does not have these sometimes enough support.
An elastic bandage (MalleoTrain) is an alternative.
A tape bandage has the advantage that the responsibility for the construction of the physician or bandagist.
A tape should be replaced every 1 to 2 weeks.
During a mean treatment duration of 6 weeks may increase from 2 to 3 bandages.
A convenient, common method is the fitting of a brace (MalleoLoc).
Although the patient whether or not to wear the brace in their own hands the brace basically provides sufficient support.
One advantage is that once the brace is being measured and the entire treatment period lasts for.
Later, the brace can be used preventively during sports.
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