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Vol. 42. Num. 156.October 2007
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Vol. 42. Num. 156.October 2007
Pages 159-210
Protocol of functional recovery of a ligamentosus ankle injury
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Daniel Berdejo del Fresnoa, Sergio Sánchez Pérezb, Manuel González Contrerasb, Fernando Jiménez Díazc
a Licenciado en Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte.
b Club Baloncesto Fuenlabrada S.A.D.
c Club Baloncesto Fuenlabrada S.A.D. Facultad Ciencias del Deporte. Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha. Toledo. España.
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A protocol for functional recovery after a ligamentous ankle injury in an elite basketball player is presented. The injury was due to a twist: the anterior talofibular ligament fascicle of the external ligament of the right ankle was torn. The recovery program was divided into four stages of 4 days each. Stage 1 mainly consisted of physiotherapy, which was based on relaxation, muscling of the lower limbs and maintenance of the muscles. Stage 2 alternated the physiotherapist's work with an increase in aerobic work on an elliptical bicycle. In stage 3 the patient's functional and physiological re-adaptation was carried out. Finally, in stage 4, the player participated in team training. This protocol will be used as a reference in the recovery process after other ligamentous injuries as a method to prevent unstable ankle. The need to carry out a multidisciplinary and coordinated approach between the medical service and coaching team is highlighted.
Apunts Medicina de l'Esport (English Edition)

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