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Preventing Re-Injury with Integrated Therapy Solutions

BSN medical Integrated Therapy Solutions for ankle sprain offer a wide range of complementary products to achieve the best possible treatment results. These solutions cover the whole healing process as well as the prevention of recurring injury and chronic ankle instabilities. Coming from a single source they enable efficient treatment with a convincing price-performance ratio to maximise value for all involved.

  • What is an Ankle sprain?

    Ankle sprain

    An injury that affects many. And more than once

    Sprains are injuries that affect the ligaments, in this case the ankle ligaments.

    They are an acute injury that results from trauma such as a fall, or an outside force, that displaces the surrounding joint from its normal alignment.

    A small misstep and the ankle giving way or a wrong turn on the foot causes traumas to the ligaments, stretching them beyond their normal length.

    The injury can range from a mild ligamentous stretch to a complete tear.

    20 million people per year are affected by ankle sprains in the USA and Western Europe alone. Many of them will suffer from re-injury and/or chronic ankle instability - particularly as a result of improper management of the initial injury.*

  • What is an Ankle sprain?

    Ankle sprain

    Small links with a big task

    The ankle joint is held together and stabilized by several ligaments, characterized by high tensile strength but low extensibility. The ligaments on the lateral side of the ankle are known as the lateral collateral ligaments. They limit the maximal supination and are mainly affected by ankle sprains.

  • What is an Ankle sprain?

    Ankle sprain

    Risk factors for ankle sprain include

    • A previous injury - treated or untreated
    • Muscular imbalances or limited neuromuscular control
    • Sports without external stabilising tapes or braces
    • Type and intensity of sport, as well as physical condition
    • Uneven surfaces


    *Sources:
    Kemler, E. et al.: A systematic review on the treatment of acute ankle sprain. Sports Med,2011:41(3)
    Doherty, C. et al.: The Incidence and Prevalence of Ankle Sprain Injury: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Prospective Epidemiological Studies. Sports Med (2014) 44: 123-140
    Kerkhoff, GM. et al.: Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ankle sprains: an evidenced-based clinical guideline. Br J Sports Med 2012,46: 854-860

  • What is an Ankle sprain?

    Ankle sprain

    An injury that affects many. And more than once

    Sprains are injuries that affect the ligaments, in this case the ankle ligaments.

    They are an acute injury that results from trauma such as a fall, or an outside force, that displaces the surrounding joint from its normal alignment.

    A small misstep and the ankle giving way or a wrong turn on the foot causes traumas to the ligaments, stretching them beyond their normal length.

    The injury can range from a mild ligamentous stretch to a complete tear.

    20 million people per year are affected by ankle sprains in the USA and Western Europe alone. Many of them will suffer from re-injury and/or chronic ankle instability - particularly as a result of improper management of the initial injury.*

  • What is an Ankle sprain?

    Ankle sprain

    Small links with a big task

    The ankle joint is held together and stabilized by several ligaments, characterized by high tensile strength but low extensibility. The ligaments on the lateral side of the ankle are known as the lateral collateral ligaments. They limit the maximal supination and are mainly affected by ankle sprains.

  • What is an Ankle sprain?

    Ankle sprain

    Risk factors

    • A previous injury - treated or untreated
    • Muscular imbalances or limited neuromuscular control
    • Sports without external stabilising tapes or braces
    • Type and intensity of sport, as well as physical condition
    • Uneven surfaces



    *Sources:
    Kemler, E. et al.: A systematic review on the treatment of acute ankle sprain. Sports Med,2011:41(3)
    Doherty, C. et al.: The Incidence and Prevalence of Ankle Sprain Injury: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Prospective Epidemiological Studies. Sports Med (2014) 44: 123-140
    Kerkhoff, GM. et al.: Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ankle sprains: an evidenced-based clinical guideline. Br J Sports Med 2012,46: 854-860

Diagnosis

Ankle sprain diagnosis

The physical examination through a range of tests confirms the diagnosis and is made on the basis of patient history and differentiates an ankle sprain from a fracture.

Signs and symptoms

An ankle sprain shows typical signs and symptoms, usually swelling and bruising, as well as pain and tenderness.

  • Grades

    Classification of ankle sprains

    The severity of ankle sprains is classified in three grades, each with different symptoms. They are as follows:

  • Grades

    Classification of ankle sprains

    Grade 1: minimal

    Slight stretching and minimal damage to the ligaments

    Signs and symptoms:

    • mild pain
    • swelling and tenderness
    • no joint instability
    • patient is able to bear weight with minimal pain

  • Grades

    Classification of ankle sprains

    Grade 2: moderate

    Partial tearing of the ligaments

    Signs and symptoms:

    • moderate pain
    • swelling
    • tenderness and bruising
    • mild to moderate joint instability
    • patient can only bear weight with pain

  • Grades

    Classification of ankle sprains

    Grade 3: severe

    Complete tearing or rupture of the ligaments

    Signs and symptoms:

    • severe pain
    • swelling
    • tenderness and bruising
    • significant joint instability
    • patient unable to bear weight

  • Grades

    Classification of ankle sprains

    The severity of ankle sprains is classified in three grades, each with different symptoms. They are as follows:

  • Grades

    Classification of ankle sprains

    Grade 1: minimal

    Slight stretching and minimal damage to the ligaments

    Signs and symptoms:

    • mild pain
    • swelling and tenderness
    • no joint instability
    • patient is able to bear weight with minimal pain

  • Grades

    Classification of ankle sprains

    Grade 2: moderate

    Partial tearing of the ligaments

    Signs and symptoms:

    • moderate pain
    • swelling
    • tenderness and bruising
    • mild to moderate joint instability
    • patient can only bear weight with pain

  • Grades

    Classification of ankle sprains

    Grade 3: severe

    Complete tearing or rupture of the ligaments

    Signs and symptoms:

    • severe pain
    • swelling
    • tenderness and bruising
    • significant joint instability
    • patient unable to bear weight

  • Treatment

    Treatment

    The right steps after the misstep

    The effective treatment of an ankle sprain depends on the right measures being applied in different treatment phases and varies according to the grade of injury. The transition between the treatment phases is seamless - even though the requirements and application may vary from patient to patient. The appropriate choice of measures depends on individual factors, e.g. physical condition of the patient.

  • Treatment

    Treatment phases

    Acute -
    alleviate symptoms and induce healing by:

    P - Protect the injury
    R - Restrict activity
    I  -  Apply Ice
    C - Apply compression
    E - Elevate the injured area

    • Stabilisation with bandages and/or braces.
    • Immobilisation with splints, casts or walkers.

    Ankle sprains are characterised by a high risk of recurring injuries and chronic consequences (up to 40%).* Effective treatment right from the start in the acute and rehabilitation phase can create a good basis to minimise that risk. Ongoing functional preventative measures allow the patient to return to daily and sporting activities.Please speak to your BSN medical representative.

  • Treatment

    Treatment phases

    Rehabilitation -
    regain mobility by:

    • Stabilisation with bandages and/or braces
    • Gradual increase in the range of motion
    • Physiotherapy to improve muscular stabilisation and sensomotoric control

  • Treatment

    Treatment phases

    Chronic & Prevention -
    Avoid reinjuries and chronic ankle instabilities by:

    • Stabilisation with bandages, tapes and elastic supports
    • Physiotherapy

  • Treatment

    Treatment

    The right steps after the misstep

    The effective treatment of an ankle sprain depends on the right measures being applied in different treatment phases and varies according to the grade of injury. The transition between the treatment phases is seamless - even though the requirements and application may vary from patient to patient. The appropriate choice of measures depends on individual factors, e.g. physical condition of the patient.

  • Treatment

    Treatment phases

    Acute -
    alleviate symptoms and induce healing by:

    P - Protect the injury
    R - Restrict activity
    I - Apply Ice
    C - Apply compression
    E - Elevate the injured area

    • Stabilisation with bandages and/or braces.
    • Immobilisation with splints, casts or walkers.

    Ankle sprains are characterised by a high risk of recurring injuries and chronic consequences (up to 40%).* Effective treatment right from the start in the acute and rehabilitation phase can create a good basis to minimise that risk. Ongoing functional preventative measures allow the patient to return to daily and sporting activities.Please speak to your BSN medical representative.

  • Treatment

    Treatment phases

    Rehabilitation -
    regain mobility by:

    • Stabilisation with bandages and/or braces
    • Gradual increase in the range of motion
    • Physiotherapy to improve muscular stabilisation and sensomotoric control

  • Treatment

    Treatment phases

    Chronic & Prevention -
    Avoid reinjuries and chronic ankle instabilities by:

    • Stabilisation with bandages, tapes and elastic supports
    • Physiotherapy

BSN medical's products for all kinds of ankle sprains

To find out what products BSN medical offers for you to sell for all kinds of ankle sprains, click on the treatment phase and grade.*

Choose a treatment phase

Acute
Rehabilitation
Chronic/Prevention
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Choose a grade

Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3

Physiopack®

Reusable cold pack

  • Very conformable even when frozen

Tensoplast®

Elastic Adhesive Bandage

  • Superior stretch and regain with strong adhesion
  • Controlled compression and support

Physiopack®

Reusable cold pack

  • Very conformable even when frozen

Actimove® TaloCast

Functional ankle brace

  • Comfortable and secure ankle stabilisation

Actimove® TaloCast AirGel

Stirrup Ankle Brace

  • Cooling gel pads to help reduce oedema

Dynacast® AS

Ankle synthetic splint system

  • unique custom mouldable solution
  • external ankle support following acute injury or joint instability.

Physiopack®

Reusable cold pack

  • Very conformable even when frozen

Actimove® Walker

Secure but lightweight stabilisation

  • Allows for great patient personal hygiene

Dynacast® Prelude

Fast-setting synthetic splint

  • Highly comformable
  • Easy to apply

Tensoplast®

Elastic Adhesive Bandage

  • Superior stretch and regain with strong adhesion
  • Controlled compression and support

Actimove® TaloMotion

Anatomically designed Ankle Support

  • Gradient compression stimulates the proprioceptors

Actimove® TaloWrap

Slim-fit elastic Ankle Support

  • Enhances stability to help prevent re-injury

Actimove® TaloCast

Functional ankle brace

  • Comfortable and secure ankle stabilisation

Actimove® TaloCast AirGel

Stirrup Ankle Brace

  • Cooling gel pads to help reduce oedema

Dynacast® AS

Ankle synthetic splint system

  • unique custom mouldable solution
  • external ankle support following acute injury or joint instability.

Actimove® TaloStep

Unique functional Ankle Brace

  • Dynamic stabilisation
  • Helps to prevent supination

Leukotape®

Rigid strapping tape

  • Adheres securely, even under strain

Actimove® Walker

Secure but lightweight stabilisation

  • Allows for great patient personal hygiene

Delta-Cast® Soft

Semi-rigid, functional cast

  • Minimises risk of muscle atrophy and joint stiffness

Actimove® TaloCast

Functional ankle brace

  • Comfortable and secure ankle stabilisation

Actimove® TaloCast AirGel

Stirrup Ankle Brace

  • Cooling gel pads to help reduce oedema

Actimove® TaloWrap

Slim-fit elastic Ankle Support

  • Enhances stability to help prevent re-injury

Actimove® TaloMotion

Anatomically designed Ankle Support

  • Gradient compression stimulates the proprioceptors

Leukotape®

Rigid strapping tape

  • Adheres securely, even under strain

Physiopack®

Reusable cold pack

  • Very conformable even when frozen

Tensoplast®

Elastic Adhesive Bandage

  • Superior stretch and regain with strong adhesion
  • Controlled compression and support

Actimove® TaloCast

Functional ankle brace

  • Comfortable and secure ankle stabilisation

Actimove® TaloCast AirGel

Stirrup Ankle Brace

  • Cooling gel pads to help reduce oedema

Dynacast® AS

Ankle synthetic splint system

  • unique custom mouldable solution
  • external ankle support following acute injury or joint instability.

Actimove® Walker

Secure but lightweight stabilisation

  • Allows for great patient personal hygiene

Dynacast® Prelude

Fast-setting synthetic splint

  • Highly comformable
  • Easy to apply

Actimove® TaloMotion

Anatomically designed Ankle Support

  • Gradient compression stimulates the proprioceptors

Actimove® TaloWrap

Slim-fit elastic Ankle Support

  • Enhances stability to help prevent re-injury

Actimove® TaloStep

Unique functional Ankle Brace

  • Dynamic stabilisation
  • Helps to prevent supination

Leukotape®

Rigid strapping tape

  • Adheres securely, even under strain

Delta-Cast® Soft

Semi-rigid, functional cast

  • Minimises risk of muscle atrophy and joint stiffness

*Please note that product availability differs from country to country. Please speak to your BSN medical representative.
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Therapies. Hand in Hand

For better treatment and better prevention

Ankle sprains are common injuries with good success rates for recovery, but also with high risks of long term consequences and recurring injuries.

That is why both retailers and medical professionals need support to achieve optimum outcomes at the most reasonable cost.

Our Integrated Therapy Solutions for ankle sprains provide a wide range of innovative products that complement each other, to meet the needs of medical professionals, retailers and patients alike, and make BSN medical a competent and reliable partner in the healthcare business.


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