A lateral malleolus fracture is one of the most common injuries found within the ED Fast Flow area. It is commonly a consequence of an inversion injury.
Below knee, plaster of paris backslab (plus advise card)
Crutches, ensuring non-weight bearing
Virtual Fracture Clinic follow up (If this fracture is closed, orthopaedics don’t need to be involved at this stage)
If elderly / unable to use crutches effectively, consider REACT
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