Bnderriss Sprunggelenk Verletzung

If a sprain is not treated or wrongly treated (e.g. not enough stabilized) the insured ligaments do not heal completely because of lack of therapy or improper therapy. The result can be a chronic instability of the foot and the ligament apparatus often has to be reconstructed surgically (= reconstruction of the ligament). This is also the case with severe injuries of the foot when several ligaments / bones are involved. Most ligament injuries of the ankle, however, can be healed conservatively with very good results (cf. torn ligaments/sprain).

After the reconstruction of the ligaments it is recommended that the plantar flexion of the foot be reduced to max. 20 degrees at the ankle and a lateral tilting movement of the foot be avoided. In order to prevent the foot from further distortion, an external stabilization of ca. three months is important. A Künzli Ortho® stability boot provides, due to the Ortho® System within the boot, from the beginning the necessary stability. The additionally stabilized special boot Ortho Rehab 3 can be recommended. All Künzli standard boots, however, are suited.

In addition the use of a nightly splint for ca. six weeks like the Ortho Night Bandage is important to stabilize the foot from uncontrolled movements and new injuries around the clock.

Künzli Swiss Schuh Ltd.

Hauserstrasse 47
CH-5210 Windisch
Tel. +41 56 200 85 00
Fax +41 56 200 85 20


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