12. Acute Ankle and Foot Injuries

  1. Jesse M. Pines1,2,
  2. Christopher R. Carpenter3,4,
  3. Ali S. Raja5 and
  4. Jeremiah D. Schuur5

Published Online: 8 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch12

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

How to Cite

Pines, J. M., Carpenter, C. R., Raja, A. S. and Schuur, J. D. (2012) Acute Ankle and Foot Injuries, in Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch12

Author Information

  1. 1

    Center for Healthcare Quality, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  2. 2

    Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  3. 3

    Evidence Based Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  4. 4

    Division of Emergency Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  5. 5

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 NOV 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657836

Online ISBN: 9781118482117

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Keywords:

  • acute ankle and foot injuries;
  • ED, and patients presenting with acute foot/ankle injuries;
  • the Ottawa ankle and foot rules, best studied decision rules;
  • the Ottawa ankle rules;
  • evidence of the Ottawa ankle and foot rules, for children;
  • the Ottawa ankle in children debate, on its safe application;
  • children and verbal history of injuries, lacking reliability;
  • pediatric population, missed fractures as Salter–Harris type I fractures;
  • pooled studies, sensitivities/specificities of the Ottawa ankle rules

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Clinical question

  • Comment

  • References