Main menu:

Google


Ankle Injury

SCROLL DOWN FOR ANSWERS & 1-MINUTE CONSULT

History of Present Illness:

  • A 32-year-old female presents to the ED for an ankle injury
  • She denies fever or other complaints

Vital Signs & Physical Exam:

  • Vital signs are normal.
  • Physical exam is normal except for lateral ankle tenderness and mild swelling.  There is no knee of foot tenderness

Initial Differential Diagnosis:

  • Sprain
  • Fracture

Initial Diagnostic Testing:

  • Ankle x-ray

QUESTIONS:

  1. What does the case image show?  
  2. What should you do next?  
  3. Want a 1-minute consult/tutorial on this case? 
  4. Want to know what happened with this patient?

SCROLL DOWN FOR ANSWERS & 1-MINUTE CONSULT

 

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< ADVERTISEMENT & SPACER >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

***************************************************************************

THE EMERGENCY MEDICINE POCKETBOOK TRIFECTA

Tarascan Emergency Department Quick Reference GuideA to Z 3rd ed book cover

Get one of our publications, all designed specifically for Emergency Care Providers:

***************************************************************************

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< END SPACER >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

ANSWERS:

  1. What does the case image image show?  NO FRACTURE BUT AN ANKLE EFFUSION
  2. What should you do next?  Treat as a sprain
  3. Want a 1-minute consult/tutorial on this case?  See yellow area from sample page below.
  4. Want to know what happened with this patient?  See case conclusion below tutorial page.

1-Minute EM Consult on the topic for this case from the Emergency Medicine 1-minute Consult Pocketbook

CLICK HERE TO LEAR MOVE ABOUT THIS BOOK

CASE CONCLUSION: No fracture.  Healed well after 2 months total

Here’s an article on ankle effusions: https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/abs/10.1148/radiol.2313021096?journalCode=radiology

:
Google
 
Web www.edinsight.com