Assessment and management of patients with ankle injuries
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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.e9128

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 15 May 2014

Accepted: 03 June 2014