Ankle sprain and postural sway in basketball players

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 1993;1(3-4):203-5. doi: 10.1007/BF01560207.


The present study compares postural ankle stability between previously injured basketball players, uninjured players and a control/group. Postural sway was recorded and analysed by stabilometry using a specially designed computer-assisted forceplate. Recordings were obtained for 60 s on each foot. The stabilometric results in the players with no previous injuries did not differ from those in the controls. Players with a previously injured ankle differed significantly from the control group. These players had a larger mean postural sway and used a larger sway area.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Ankle Injuries / physiopathology*
  • Ankle Joint / physiology*
  • Basketball / injuries*
  • Humans
  • Joint Instability / physiopathology
  • Male
  • Posture
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Sprains and Strains / physiopathology*