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Corticosteroid Injections May Help Injured NFL Players Return to Play Sooner

Corticosteroid Injections May Help Injured NFL Players Return to Play Sooner

(July12, 2013)

Corticosteroid injections may speed-up the return time for National Football League (NFL) players suffering high ankle sprains, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. Players treated with these injections typically returned 40% faster or approximately 10 days earlier than those not receiving the same treatment.

"We discovered those treated with corticosteroid injections returned to play within an average 15 days, as compared to 25 days for those not treated."

– Alfred A. Mansour, MD

 

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