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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

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The PRICE study (Protection Rest Ice Compression Elevation): design of a randomised controlled trial comparing standard versus cryokinetic ice applications in the management of acute ankle sprain [ISRCTN13903946]

  • Chris M Bleakley1Email author,
  • Seán O'Connor1,
  • Mark A Tully1,
  • Laurence G Rocke2,
  • Domnhall C MacAuley3 and
  • Suzanne M McDonough1
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders20078:125

Received: 04 October 2007

Accepted: 19 December 2007

Published: 19 December 2007

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4 Oct 2007 Submitted Original manuscript
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13 Dec 2007 Submitted Manuscript version 3
19 Dec 2007 Editorially accepted
19 Dec 2007 Article published 10.1186/1471-2474-8-125

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Authors’ Affiliations

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences Research Institute, University of Ulster
Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Victoria Hospital
Hillhead Family Practice