Ottawa ankle rules: Patients with ligamentous injury need better treatment in Britain

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7399.1147-b (Published 22 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1147
  1. Dishan Singh, consultant orthopaedic surgeon (dishansingh@aol.com)
  1. Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Foot and Ankle Unit, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 4LB

    EDITOR—In his editorial supporting the use of the Ottawa rules, Heyworth suggests that injured ankles be separated into two groups: those with simple ligamentous injury to soft tissue or a small avulsion fracture and those with more serious fractures requiring immobilisation.1 This unfortunately reflects …

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