Assessment and management of foot and ankle fractures
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Assessment and management of foot and ankle fractures

Dorthe Larsen Nurse Consultant, A&E Department, Bromley Hospital, Kent

Injuries to the foot and ankle are common presentations in A&E, and while these are rarely life-threatening, incorrect diagnosis and management can have serious consequences for patients. This article discusses the causes, assessment and treatment of patients with these fractures.

Correspondence dorthe.larsen@bromleyhospitals.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 17, 6,37-46. doi: 10.7748/ns2002.10.17.6.37.c3287

Published in print: 23 October 2002

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