Spraino is currently conducting the largest Danish study investigating ankle injuries.
The study on indoor sports athletes is conducted in collaborating with Aalborg University and Hvidovre Hospital. It is the largest ever conducted in Danish sports and will provide information about the prevalence of acute ankle sprains and the interventions used by athletes. Furthermore, a randomized study will test the efficacy and safety of Spraino® preventing acute lateral ankle sprains for athletes playing indoor sports at the divisional level. It is already well underway and has included nearly 500 athletes.
Ankle sprains are the most common sports injury
Ankle sprains are the most common musculoskeletal injury accountable for up to 30% of all sports injuries. 90% of all ankle sprains are ligamentous sprains to the lateral ligament. Acute lateral ankle sprains are frequently incurred by athletes who participate in indoor sports such as volleyball, handball, floorball, basketball and badminton. This study focus on these athletes.
The study will go on for 12 months and involves approximately 3,000 indoor athletes (men and women) at the divisional level who will respond to a survey regarding lateral ankle sprain prevalence and current intervention strategies employed such as tape, bracing and neuromuscular training. Cooperating with the National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF) and the respective National Sports Associations, study researchers will contact athletes across Denmark.
The randomized study will include athletes having suffered at least one lateral ankle sprain in the preceding 24 months prior to the baseline survey. One group will receive Spraino® as a measure to prevent future lateral ankle sprains and the other group will receive the usual care. The protocol is registered and can be found at clinicaltrials.gov. The participants receive 6 text messages once a week using an SMS system (SMS-Track) throughout a one-year period including questions regarding new ankle sprains, training and treatment. If participants suffer from an acute ankle sprain a researcher not employed by Spraino© ApS will call the participant to collect input. This study will show the efficacy and safety of Spraino® and results should be ready to announce in 2019.
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