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Abstracts for Roderick Little Prize Session, Thursday 17 September 16.45–18.15, Great Hall
Ultrasonography in the diagnosis of ankle and foot fractures presenting to the emergency department
  1. M. D. Canagasabey,
  2. M. Callaghan,
  3. S. Carley
  1. Manchester Royal Infirmary

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    Introduction

    Foot and ankle injuries are common in the emergency department (ED).1 Of those which require radiographs in accordance with the Ottawa Foot and Ankle Rules, approximately 22% have a fracture.2 In the last decade, ultrasound has been developing as a tool for emergency musculoskeletal assessment; it is inexpensive, rapid and visualises soft tissue and …

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