Decision rules for roentgenography of children with acute ankle injuries.

@article{Chande1995DecisionRF,
  title={Decision rules for roentgenography of children with acute ankle injuries.},
  author={Vidya T. Chande},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={149 3},
  pages={
          255-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The Ottawa Ankle Rules (OAR) assist emergency physicians in the appropriate use of roentgenography in adults with acute ankle injuries. The OAR state that ankle roentgenograms are needed only if there is pain near the malleoli and one or more of the following exists: (1) age 55 years or older; (2) inability to bear weight; or (3) bone tenderness at the posterior edge or tip of either malleolus. This study assessed the utility of the OAR on pediatric patients with acute ankle injuries… CONTINUE READING
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