2417 / PULLOVER ELASTIC ANKLE SUPPORT

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The OTC 2417 pullover elastic ankle support is a medium duty, controlled stretch product that allows full range of ankle motion. It provides compression where it is needed most over the soft tissues of the joint without binding or cutting around the edges. It increases wearer confidence for walking or standing.


Indications Listed Below


• Encircles the ankle like a bandage but without the bulk

 
• Exerts compression evenly over the soft tissues of the ankle, fitting comfortably around the surface anatomy


• Durable, high quality elastic absorbs perspiration for all day wearing comfort


• Easy to pull on and pull off


Product Features

ELASTIC FABRIC

ELASTIC FABRIC

Durable, high quality elastic absorbs perspiration for all day wearing comfort. Natural white color. 

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Anatomically designed

Encircles the ankle like a bandage but without the bulk. Exerts compression evenly over the soft tissues of the ankle, fitting comfortably around the surface anatomy.


How to Measure for and Apply Ankle Support

SIZEANKLE CIRCUMFERENCE
SMALL6.75" - 7.75" (17.1 - 19.7 cm)
MEDIUM7.75" - 8.75" (19.7 - 22.2 cm)
LARGE8.75" - 9.75" (22.2 - 24.8 cm)
X - LARGE9.75" - 10.75" (24.8 - 27.3 cm)

Measuring Instructions

A. Measure around the smallest part of the ankle

Application Instructions

1. Pull the support up and over the ankle until it is centered over the joint and the opening is centered over the heel. 

2. The support should fit snug but not so tight that it deeply depresses the skin. 

PULLOVER ELASTIC ANKLE SUPPORT MEASURING LOCATION

Medical Applications

Review the accompanying chart to determine the product that best suits your needs. On the left, you will find a variety of injuries that OTC products are specifically designed to treat and prevent. On the top, you will find the product numbers of all OTC Ankle Products. If a red box is present where the column and row intersect, your injury or condition is treated/prevented by the associated product.

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Achilles Tendonitis
Chronic Instability
Drop Foot
Edema
Joint Weakness
Metatarsal Fracture
Osteoarthritis
Plantar-Faciitis
Post Cast Removal
Post Metatarsal Injury
Post Surgery Use and Rehab
Post Static Pain
Soft Tissue Injuries
Sprain, Acute
Sprains, Grade 2 and 3
Sprain, Mild
Sprain, Severe
Stable Fractures of the Ankle
Stress Fractures of the Foot
Swelling
Tenderness

SPRAIN AND STRAIN CONDITIONS

These affect the connective tissues around the joints. Sprains are injuries to ligaments.The injury can be considered mild (slight stretching), moderate (partial tear), or severe(complete tearing). One or more ligaments can be injured in a sprain. The severity of the strain will depend on the extent of injury to a single ligament (whether the tear is partial or complete) and the number of ligaments involved.


Helping the joint to heal is the purpose of ankle bracing. By placing the ankle in a neutral position, the support restricts movement and relieves painful stresses on the various ligaments, tendons and muscles. Further, it aids healing by restricting or limiting the use of the injured part of the extremity.


The conditions shown below may not be treated by the product listed on this page. Please view the above Medical Applications Chart to determine what conditions this page's associated product treats.

Mild strains

A mild strain can occur for a number of reasons, but is most often caused by a person’s weight being applied to an ankle that is at an unnatural angle - eversion or inversion - with the ligament or ligament group being stretched or even torn.

MILD STRAINS ILLUSTRATION

MODERATE & SEVERE SPRAINS

Sprains are classified as mild, moderate or severe based on the extent of the injury and the number of ligaments involved. A moderate sprain is a slight treating of a ligament or a ligament group, while a severe sprain will always be a complete tear, and usually among a group of ligaments.

MODERATE & SEVERE SPRAINS ILLUSTRATION

ACHILLES TENDON INJURIES

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body and is the most often injured, usually as a result of overuse. The Achilles tendon is stretched or relaxed with every ankle movement, which can lead to a prolonged recovery period if the patient becomes too active without the proper use of ankle supports or walking aids such as canes and crutches.

ACHILLES TENDINITIS

Shown to the right is an image of Achilles tendinitis, which is an inflammation or slight tearing of the tendon.

ACHILLES TENDINITIS ILLUSTRATION
ACHILLES RUPTURE

To the right is an image of Achilles rupture, which is a complete tear of the tendon often associated with a “popping” sound when the separation occurs. Treatment for an Achilles Rupture includes reattachment surgery followed by total resting of tendon until healed and strengthened through rehabilitation.

ACHILLES RUPTURE ILLUSTRATION

ANKLE ANATOMY

BONES OF THE ANKLE ANATOMY ILLUSTRATION

Bones of the ankle

A. Tibia

B. Fibula

C. Talus

D. Cuboid Bone

E. Cuboid Bone

F. Intermediate Cuneiform

G. Medial Cuneiform

TENDONS & LIGAMENTS OF THE ANKLE ANATOMY ILLUSTRATION

Tendons & Ligaments of the ankle

A. Anterior Talofibular Ligament

B. Achilles Tendon

C. Peroneus Longus Tendon

D. Achilles Tendon

E. Deltoid Ligaments

F. Anterior Tibial Tendon



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