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Ottawa Rules for Foot and Ankle Radiographs Following Acute Injury

Purpose:

To reduce the number of unnecessary ankle or foot radiographic studies by use of some simple rules developed in Ottawa.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

imaging studies

ICD-10:

S86

Description:

Unnecessary radiographs of the ankle and foot following injury can be reduced by the use of some simple guidelines.

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