African Journal of
Health Sciences and Technology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Health Sci. Technol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2805-4202
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJHST
  • Start Year: 2019
  • Published Articles: 31

Full Length Research Paper

A Systematic Review of Ankle Injury Epidemiology in Dance

Umezulike Kenneth ANI
  • Umezulike Kenneth ANI
  • Department of Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy), Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Anambra State, Nigeria;
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Peter Olanrewaju IBIKUNLE
  • Peter Olanrewaju IBIKUNLE
  • Department of Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy), Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Anambra State, Nigeria;
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Ushotanefe USEH
  • Ushotanefe USEH
  • Lifestyle Disease Entity, Faculty of Health Sciences, Northwest University, Mafikeng Campus, Republic of South Africa.
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Christopher Olusanjo AKOSILE
  • Christopher Olusanjo AKOSILE
  • Department of Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy), Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Anambra State, Nigeria.
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Fatai Adesina MARUF
  • Fatai Adesina MARUF
  • Department of Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy), Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Anambra State, Nigeria.
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Chinweuba Chukwuebuka NWOSU
  • Chinweuba Chukwuebuka NWOSU
  • Department of Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy), Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Anambra State, Nigeria.
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Maduabuchukwu Joseph NWANKWO
  • Maduabuchukwu Joseph NWANKWO
  • Department of Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy), Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Anambra State, Nigeria.
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Emmanuel Chiebuka OKOYE
  • Emmanuel Chiebuka OKOYE
  • Department of Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy), Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Anambra State, Nigeria.
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Ukamaka Gloria MGBEOJEDO
  • Ukamaka Gloria MGBEOJEDO
  • Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Nigeria.
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Christiana Nkiru OKAFOR
  • Christiana Nkiru OKAFOR
  • Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Anambra State,
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Uzoamaka Nwakaego AKOBUNDU
  • Uzoamaka Nwakaego AKOBUNDU
  • Department of Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy), Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Anambra State, Nigeria
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  • Article Number - EA5CC4A69034
  • Vol.3(1), pp. 142-155 , June 2021
  •  Received: 14 March 2021
  •  Accepted: 10 May 2021
  •  Published: 30 June 2021


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