Quiz Question 4
You see a patient who has a badly sprained ankle. They cannot weight bear, and you perform an X-ray. You show it to a senior colleague, who cannot find evidence of a fracture. He works as a waiter. Which of these options would be most appropriate to treat his sprain?
1) Double thickness elastic compression bandaging, ice and rest.
2) No treatment necessary, it will heal itself in a few days.
3) Full plaster of Paris cast up to mid-thigh, with review in fracture clinic in one week. Crutches
4) Plaster of Paris backslab and crutches, review in one week by the GP.
4) Plaster of Paris backslab and crutches, review in one week by the GP