Identifying foot fractures and dislocations

Fiona Caswell, Craig Brown

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Abstract

As the roles of emergency nurse practitioners expand, more patients with minor injuries are being managed independently by nursing staff. Injuries to the foot and ankle are common among such patients, and X-rays are frequently performed to aid their diagnoses. Some of these fractures and dislocations are subtle and difficult to identify, so practitioners must adopt a structured approach to reading X-rays. This article describes some of these injuries and offers advice, including X-ray illustrations, on how to identify them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-34
Number of pages5
JournalEmergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014

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Foot
X-Rays
Foot Injuries
Ankle Injuries
Nurse Practitioners
Nursing Staff
Wounds and Injuries
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Emergencies
Fracture Dislocation

Keywords

  • X-ray
  • Lisfranc injury
  • fracture
  • subtalar dislocation

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Identifying foot fractures and dislocations. / Caswell, Fiona; Brown, Craig.

In: Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association, Vol. 22, No. 6, 01.10.2014, p. 30-34.

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