The Ankle, Talus and Calcaneum

Ottawa rules | Projections | Accessory ossicles | Mortise fractures
Weber classification | Salter-Harris classification | Toddler's fracture
Talus | Calcaneum


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Ottawa rules(1)

Describe the requirements for plain x-rays within the clinical context of an ankle injury. They state that:

Projections
Accessory ossicles – Normal variants
Mortise fractures
Weber Classification
Salter-Harris Classification
Toddler’s Fracture
Talus
Calcaneum

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References:

(1) "Decision rules for the use of radiography in acute ankle injuries" Stiell IG et al, JAMA (1993) 269:1127-1132 (click for full text download)

 

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