Right ankle pain after a basketball injury
A 29-year-old man presents with right ankle pain caused by a basketball injury he sustained 1 day earlier. He fell after he had jumped up and landed on another player’s foot. The patient’s foot was “turned in” during the fall; this position indicates an inversion injury. He says he has injured his ankle before but never this severely. The rest of the medical history is noncontributory.
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|From the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (2000).|
You order conventional radiographs of the right ankle. What abnormalities are evident on these films and what further investigation is warranted?
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