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2011-07-21 12:26:00

CHICAGO, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lace-up ankle braces are designed to prevent acute ankle injury in amateur athletes. But until now, that statement wasn't backed up with any hard-core evidence. A recent study, the most extensive of its kind, shows that lace-up ankle braces, specifically the McDavid 195 Ultralight Ankle Brace, prevents most acute ankle injuries in amateur basketball players. A pair of researchers at the University of Wisconsin Sports Medicine - Tim McGuine, PhD, ATC,...

2011-07-08 14:07:35

Lace-up ankle braces can reduce the occurrence of acute ankle injuries in male and female high school basketball players, according to research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in San Diego. The study demonstrated that the braces are effective for athletes both with and without a history of ankle injury. "We wanted to see whether the use of lace-up ankle braces is a viable option for injury prevention in high school basketball players," said...


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