Ankle Injuries

See also Use of crutches under handouts
See also Managing sprained ankles under handouts

See Achilles Tendon Rupture

Clinical prediction rule for use of x-rays - THE OTTAWA ANKLE RULES (Adults)

PREDICTORS OF FRACTURES

STRONG

WEAK

FOLLOW-UP

is very important if radiographs not obtained.

TREATMENT

Sprains should be treated with a non-elastic strapping in addition to: