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​Low energy injury to the foot
  1. Catherine Walsh,
  2. Shane Kukaswadia,
  3. Gerard Markey
  1. Emergency Medicine, Waterford Regional Hospital, Waterford, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gerard Markey, Emergency Medicine, Waterford Regional Hospital, Waterford X91 ER8E, Ireland; gerardmarkey{at}

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A woman aged 47 years presented with pain in her left foot following a twisting injury on stepping into a depressed area of ground. Following two visits to ED she had been discharged with a diagnosis of a soft tissue injury. However, due to pain and swelling, she re-attended, 2 months from initial injury. There was moderate swelling to the dorsum of the foot without bruising. She was able to weight-bear but had a noticeable limp. Radiographs were performed (figure 1).

Figure 1

Radiograph of foot.


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  • Contributors The authors contributed equally to the article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.