Emergency physician accuracy using ultrasonography to diagnose lateral malleolar fracture


Ozturk P., AKSAY E., ÇOLAK N., BAYRAM B., BAŞCI O., Tokgoz D.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.36, no.3, pp.362-365, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajem.2017.08.020
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.362-365
  • Keywords: Ultrasonography, Lateral malleolar fracture, Emergency department, OTTAWA ANKLE RULES, BEDSIDE ULTRASONOGRAPHY, INJURIES, FOOT, TOOL
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Many studies in the literature related to the investigation of the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound examinations in lateral malleolar fractures is limited. The aim of this study is to investigate the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound examinations performed by emergency physicians in fractures who are presented to the emergency department with blunt lateral malleolar trauma.