NFL Study Sheds Light on Syndesmotic Sprains

Not all require complex treatment or involve long recovery

Terry Stanton

A study of ankle sprains sustained by National Football League (NFL) players suggests that aggressive nonsurgical treatment is advisable for syndesmotic sprains. Although these injuries may require longer rehabilitation periods than lateral ankle sprains, the study reports that time away from play may not be as prolonged as previously reported in professional football players.

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