II. Indications

  1. Acute Ankle Sprain
  2. Recurrent Ankle Sprain

III. Preparations

  1. Ankle Lace-Up Brace (e.g. Swedo)
    1. Fabric and elastic sleeve that wraps the proximal foot and high ankle, secured with laces
  2. Semi-Rigid Air Stirrup Brace (air splint, gel splint)
    1. Plastic lateral stirrups cushioned with gel, air or foam at the malleoli

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Ontology: JOINT, ANKLE, EXTERNAL BRACE (C0492140)

Definition (SPN) A limb orthosis (brace) is a device intended for medical purposes that is worn on the upper or lower extremities to support, to correct, or to prevent deformities or to align body structures for functional improvement. Examples of limb orthoses include the following: A whole limb and joint brace, a hand splint, an elastic stocking, a knee cage, and a corrective shoe.
Concepts Medical Device (T074)
English JOINT, ANKLE, EXTERNAL BRACE