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The Ottawa ankle rules in children
  1. Man-Cheuk Yuen, Senior Medical Officer,
  2. Fiona Saunders, Specialist Registrar
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK
  1. Correspondence to: Kevin Mackway-Jones, Consultant (kevin.mackway-jones{at}

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Report by Man-Cheuk Yuen, Senior Medical Officer Checked by Fiona Saunders, Specialist Registrar

Clinical scenario

A 5 year old boy attends the emergency department after sustaining a twisting injury to his left ankle. On examination there is swelling and tenderness over the lateral malleolus. You know that the Ottawa ankle rules are applicable in adult patients and you …

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