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.


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