Derivation of clinical prediction rules to identify children with fractures after twisting injuries of the ankle.

@article{Dayan2004DerivationOC,
  title={Derivation of clinical prediction rules to identify children with fractures after twisting injuries of the ankle.},
  author={Peter S. Dayan and Michael Joseph Vitale and Daniel J Langsam and Carrie Ruzal-Shapiro and Michael K Novick and Nathan Kuppermann and Steven Zane Miller},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 7},
  pages={
          736-43
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The authors sought to derive maximally sensitive prediction rules for identifying children with significant fractures after acute twisting injuries to the ankle. METHODS The authors prospectively enrolled a convenience sample of patients younger than 18 years of age who presented to the pediatric emergency department of an urban, tertiary care center after sustaining acute twisting injuries of the ankle. The ankle was defined in two regions: the malleolar zone and the midfoot zone… CONTINUE READING
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