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Can Fam Physician. Mar 1996; 42: 478–480.
PMCID: PMC2146318

Ottawa ankle rules.

Abstract

The Ottawa ankle rule project demonstrated that more than 95% of patients with ankle injuries had radiographic examinations but that 85% of the films showed no fractures. A group of Ottawa emergency physicians developed two rules to identify clinically important fractures of the malleoli and the midfoot. Use of these rules reduced radiographic examinations by 28% for the ankle and 14% for the foot.

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