Ottawa ankle rules: Sign may not be objective

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7399.1147-a (Published 22 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1147
  1. Adrian Fogarty, consultant in accident and emergency medicine (afogarty@btinternet.com)
  1. Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2PF

    EDITOR—In their paper on the accuracy of the Ottawa ankle rules Bachmann et al consider the wide variation in specificity, citing subtlety of palpation technique as a possible contributing factor. …

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