Non-surgical treatment of ankle sprains: a survey of orthopedic surgeons in Minas Gerais




Entorses e Distensões, Traumatismos do Tornozelo, Ligamento Lateral do Tornozelo, Articulação do tornozelo


Objective: Evaluate the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to ankle sprains by orthopedic surgeons in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Methods: This study was conducted by the Scientific Committee of the Brazilian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology (SBOT/ MG) in 2023. A questionnaire was created on the Google Forms platform with questions regarding the non-surgical approach to ankle sprains. The questionnaire was distributed by email and WhatsApp to SBOT/MG members. Results: One hundred sixteen orthopedists answered the questionnaire, and 27.6% were foot and ankle specialists. Most of them work in Belo Horizonte city and perform between ten and 30 consultations related to ankle sprains per month. Most professionals request radiographs and prescribe anti-inflammatories. The greatest divergence occurred regarding the use of immobilization. Referral for physiotherapy varied according to the degree of injury. Conclusion: Strategies for addressing acute ankle sprains are heterogeneous among orthopedists in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The classic treatment protocol is most frequently used in relation to functional treatment. Level of Evidence IV; Therapeutic Studies; Case Series.




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Baumfeld, T. S., Lopes, T. G., Souza, G. H. D. de, Temponi , E. F., Santos , L. do A., Nunes, G. A., … Campos, T. (2024). Non-surgical treatment of ankle sprains: a survey of orthopedic surgeons in Minas Gerais. Journal of the Foot & Ankle, 18(1), 36–39.