A case report of ultrasound-guided peri-ligamentous steroid injection for grade 1 ankle sprain in elite kabaddi athlete
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CITATION: Mungalpara N., Patel N., Mehta A. A case report of ultrasound-guided peri-ligamentous steroid injection for grade 1 ankle sprain in elite kabaddi athlete. Discoveries Reports 2022; 5(3): e35. DOI: 10.15190/drep.2022.9

Submitted: Aug 04, 2022; Revised: Sep 13, 2022; Accepted: Sep 13, 2022; Published: Dec 31, 2022;

A case report of ultrasound-guided peri-ligamentous steroid injection for grade 1 ankle sprain in elite kabaddi athlete

Nirav Mungalpara 1*, Nishil Patel 2, Aditya Mehta 3 

1 Medicircle Private Limited, Vidyavihar West, Mumbai, India
BJ Medical College, Asarwa, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Shantaba Medical College, Amreli, Gujarat, India

* Corresponding authors:

Dr. Nirav Mungalpara, Medicircle Private Limited, Vidyavihar West, Mumbai 400086, India; Email: nirav.orthodoc@gmail.com


The role of using local steroid administration for acute grade 1 ankle ligament injury is debatable. Here, we are presenting a case of an elite kabaddi athlete who sustained this type of injury in an international kabaddi tournament. To facilitate the functional recovery and return to play, a peri-ligamentous local steroid under ultrasound guidance was given. Numerical Pain Rating Score (NPRS) has improved nearly 70% after the first 48 hours from the intervention, helping him to progress very rapidly in his rehabilitation program. Although World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has recently placed local steroid injections under strict scrutiny, they are still a viable option when carefully selected. A higher level of evidence is required to confirm this intervention.

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