Resource Summary


Blunt ankle trauma is a common presenting complaint. This guideline utilizes Dr. Steill’s Ottawa Ankle Rules for decisions on the use of radiography in the diagnosis of ankle injuries and the detection of fractures.

Target Population: Adults presenting with ankle injuries

Pregnant women
Patients with a head injury
Patients with multiple painful injuries
Intoxicated patient
Patients with diminished sensation due to neurological deficit

Reviewed 2014

Publication Date: 2014-3-1
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-05-09 14:12:20