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Plaster cast for sprains

13th February 2009

A study of 600 patients by British researchers has found they will make a speedier recovery if the sprained area is encased in plaster.

Professor Sallie Lamb, an expert in rehabilitation at the University of Warwick, said the discovery that not moving the area was "contrary to popular clinical opinion".

"Tubular compression bandage, which is currently the most commonly used of all the supports investigated, was, consistently, the worst treatment."


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Article Information

Title: Plaster cast for sprains
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 10201
Date Added: 13th Feb 2009


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