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Treatment of severe ankle sprain: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial comparing the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of three types of mechanical ankle support with tubular bandage. The CAST trial.

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OBJECTIVE: To estimate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of three methods of ankle support compared with double layer tubular compression bandage. DESIGN: A randomised controlled trial, designed to reflect practice in UK hospital emergency departments. SETTING: Eight emergency departments in England. PARTICIPANTS: Aged 16 or over with acute severe ankle sprain, unable to weight bear, no fracture. INTERVENTIONS: 584 participants were randomised to one of four treatment arms: tu...

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10.3310/hta13130

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Journal:
Health technology assessment (Winchester, England)
Volume:
13
Issue:
13
Pages:
iii-121
Publication date:
2009-02-01
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EISSN:
2046-4924
ISSN:
1366-5278
Source identifiers:
127140

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