Emergency department evaluation and management of foot and ankle pain

Ian Wedmore, Scott Young, Jill Franklin

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Abstract

Foot and ankle injuries are a frequent cause for a visit to the Emergency Department. A thorough evaluation and treatment of these injuries needs to be an area of in-depth familiarity for the Emergency Medicine physician. The key to proper evaluation is first a history and physical examination that focuses on determining what, if any, imaging is required. Subsequently, a focused history, physical examination, and imaging will then determine if an injury is stable or unstable, requiring operative intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-396
Number of pages34
JournalEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ankle fracture
  • Ankle pain
  • Ankle sprain
  • Calcaneus fracture
  • Lisfranc fracture
  • Malleolar fracture
  • Ottowa ankle rules
  • Talus fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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