July 18, 2024

Ottawa ankle rules are used to sort the ankle injuries to do or not do the X-rays in the patient in OPD.

To decide the need for an X-ray in ankle injury

  • Pain around the malleolus
  • Inability to take weight immediately after injury
  • Inability to take four-step in Emergency/ OPD
  • Bony tenderness at posterior edge or tip of medial or lateral malleolus