What are the return-to-play criteria for an ankle sprain during the functional phase?

Updated: Jan 14, 2019
  • Author: Craig C Young, MD; Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD  more...
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Return-to-play criteria during the functional phase (2-6 weeks postinjury) include the following:

  • Normal ROM of the ankle joint

  • No pain or tenderness

  • Satisfactory clinical examination

  • Strength of ankle muscles 90% of the uninvolved side

  • Ability to complete functional examination

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