Radiography in acute ankle injuries: the Ottawa Ankle Rules versus local diagnostic decision rules.

@article{Pijnenburg2002RadiographyIA,
  title={Radiography in acute ankle injuries: the Ottawa Ankle Rules versus local diagnostic decision rules.},
  author={A C M Pijnenburg and Afina S. Glas and Marnix A J De Roos and Kjell Bogaard and Jeroen G Lijmer and Patrick M. M. Bossuyt and Rudolf M J M Butzelaar and Johannes N Keeman},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={599-604}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE We validate the Ottawa Ankle Rules and 2 Dutch ankle rules in distinguishing clinically significant fractures from insignificant fractures and other injuries in patients with a painful ankle presenting to the emergency department. METHODS This prospective comparison of 3 ankle rules was conducted in the ED of a 580-bed community teaching hospital in Amsterdam from January 1998 to April 1999. Participants included 647 consecutive patients aged 18 years or older presenting with… CONTINUE READING