Validation of the Ottawa Ankle Rules in children with ankle injuries.

@article{Plint1999ValidationOT,
  title={Validation of the Ottawa Ankle Rules in children with ankle injuries.},
  author={Amy Catherine Plint and Blake Bulloch and Martin H. Osmond and Ian G Stiell and Hunter Dunlap and Martin Reed and Milton Tenenbein and Terry P Klassen},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={6 10},
  pages={
          1005-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The Ottawa Ankle Rules (OAR) have been found to be 100% sensitive in adult patients with ankle injuries, and application of the OAR has resulted in a 28% reduction in the number of x-rays ordered. The objectives of this study were to determine the sensitivity and specificity of the OAR in children and to determine the potential change in x-ray utilization. METHODS Children, aged 2-16 years, presenting to the EDs of two children's hospitals, with an ankle injury in the previous 48… CONTINUE READING
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