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Addressing Neuromuscular Deficits for Improved Outcomes in Ankle Rehabilitation

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Technical Report,15 Mar 2019,14 Mar 2020

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University of Kentucky Lexington United States

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The primary purpose of this study will seek to identify lateral ankle sprain LAS patients that do not respond to physicalrehabilitation under a traditional medical model and who subsequently develop chronic ankle instability CAI. The proposedstudy will evaluate established clinical outcomes along with innovative measures of brain and spinal cord function and anklejoint stability during a one-year follow-up after injury. Our hypothesis is that patients who develop CAI within one-year afterinjury will demonstrate poorer clinical outcomes, larger alterations in innovative measures of brain and spinal cord function,and early ankle joint cartilage turnover compared to the LAS patients that develop into Copers. The secondary purpose of thisstudy will be to transition the results to methods that can be applied in multiple rehabilitation settings across civilian andmilitary treatment facilities. We will determine which clinical measures are most related to the advanced brain and spinal cordmeasures.

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  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

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