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Effectiveness of double Tubigrip in grade 1 and 2 ankle sprains
  1. S C Brooks1
  1. 1Accident and Emergency Department, Yeovil District Hospital, Yeovil, Somerset BA21 4AT, UK

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    I was interested to read the article by Watts and Armstrong on a randomised controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of double Tubigrip in mild to moderate ankle sprains.1

    I agree completely and have shown in my previous research, which was quoted as a reference, that the mainstay of treatment in incomplete tears of the lateral ligament should be early mobilisation with pain relief as required. I am fully prepared to accept their findings that the use of double Tubigrip does not actually improve this healing process. However, to achieve the desired mobilisation I have found in clinical experience that the application of a double Tubigrip …

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