Assessment and management of patients with ankle injuries
Jennie Walker Clinical educator for musculoskeletal and neurosciences, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham
Foot and ankle injuries are common and can have a significant effect on an individual’s daily activities. Nurses have an important role in the assessment, management, ongoing care and support of patients with ankle injuries. An understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the ankle enables nurses to identify significant injuries, which may result in serious complications, and communicate effectively with the multidisciplinary team to improve patient care and outcomes.
Nursing Standard. 28, 50, 52-59. doi: 10.7748/ns.28.50.52.e9128Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review
Received: 15 May 2014
Accepted: 03 June 2014