A 24-Year-Old Man with Ankle Pain After a Fall

A 24-Year-Old Man with Ankle Pain After a Fall

The patient is a 24-year-old male who reports to urgent care with right ankle pain after falling from a ladder while cleaning out the gutters at his parents’ home. He reports that he was only a few rungs up but that he landed “awkwardly” and immediately felt a sharp pain on the front of the ankle. He is unable to bear weight but denies any numbness or tingling. View the x-ray taken and consider what …

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Clinical Challenge: October, 2015

This feature will challenge your diagnostic acumen with a glimpse of x-rays, electrocardiograms, and photographs of conditions that real urgent care patients have presented with. If you would like to submit a case for consideration, please e-mail the relevant materials and presenting information to [email protected]   Case A 12-year-old presents with severe ankle pain and swelling after twisting an ankle while jumping off a tree limb. View the image taken (Figure 1) and consider what …

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