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The Ottawa ankle rules in children
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    Positive Ottawa ankle rules with normal radiographs in children: what next?
    • Gurpreet Singh-Ranger, Research Fellow
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      • Mr. Anthony Marathias, Consultant A&E, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex

    Dear Editor,

    In their best evidence report, Yuen et al conclude that the Ottawa Ankle Rules will become applicable to pre-school children [1]. From the studies mentioned it is indeed likely that they will become a useful addition to the clinician’s diagnostic armamentarium for ankle injury in this age group.

    It is of note however, that despite positive Ottawa Ankle Rules, subsequent ankle radiographs...

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