Benefits, risks, and costs of alternative approaches to the evaluation and treatment of severe ankle sprain.

@article{Soboroff1984BenefitsRA,
  title={Benefits, risks, and costs of alternative approaches to the evaluation and treatment of severe ankle sprain.},
  author={S H Soboroff and E M Pappius and Anthony L. Komaroff},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1984},
  volume={183},
  pages={160-8}
}
A cost-effectiveness analysis was used to compare five methods of management of severe ankle sprain: (1) wrapping the ankle immediately (i.e., without obtaining further roentgenograms); (2) casting the ankle immediately; (3) obtaining stress films and providing treatment accordingly by wrapping, casting, or surgery; (4) obtaining arthrograms and performing appropriate treatment; and (5) obtaining stress films, followed by arthrograms, in patients with positive stress films and administering… CONTINUE READING