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Ankle Breakers

Author: Swami Rajaram, MD
Peer-Reviewer: Brandon Godfrey, MD
Final Editor: Alex Tomesch, MD, CAQ-SM 

A 49-year-old female presents with right ankle pain after a ground level fall. She has been unable to ambulate since the incident. On exam, there is mild swelling to the distal ankle with tenderness to palpation of the lateral malleolus. Plantar- and dorsiflexion of the ankle are limited due to pain. There are no open wounds visualized and the ankle is warm and well perfused.

Image 1. XR right ankle. Author’s own images


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