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Splinting Series Part 4 - Post Splint Complications

Authors: Michelle Do, MD and Katie Boehm, DO
Peer-Reviewer: Mark Hopkins, MD, CAQ-SM
Final Editor: Alex Tomesch, MD, CAQ-SM

An 18 year old male presents to the emergency department with heel pain two weeks following a high ankle sprain from a traumatic forklift incident. He was placed in a cam boot at that time. Since then, his ankle pain has improved but he now has a worsening erythematous wound with discharge on his heel.

Image 1. Short leg walking boot used for immobilization and support after ankle injury. Photo courtesy of Artus Healthcare, via, CC by 2.0. 


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