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Will you review this patient with an open ankle injury?
  1. Christopher Andrew McCoy,
  2. Richard Hughes
  1. Emergency Department, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Christopher Andrew McCoy, Emergency Department, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool L7 8XP, Merseyside, UK; c.a.mccoy{at}

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Clinical introduction

This patient presented with pain and deformity to the left ankle following a road traffic collision (RTC). The patient had been riding an electric scooter and been knocked off by a van pulling out of a side street. The patient reported feeling his ankle was crushed under the scooter. On examination the ankle was grossly deformed with a deep laceration over the lateral malleolus. The foot was neurovascularly intact, and the patient was sent for plain films of the ankle (figure 1 …

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  • Contributors CAM was responsible for manuscript drafting and writing, image manipulation and editing. RH was the supervising Consultant and supported editing and final approval.

  • 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.

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