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Title: Which ankle injury scoring system most accurately indicates the need for x-ray?
Author: Patel, Deepak; Chinta, Shashi
Keywords: fracture rate
radiographic examination
decision-making rules
Date: 2010-01
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Evidence Based Practice 13(1): 05-06.
Series/Report no.: Help Desk Answers
Abstract: The Ottawa Ankle Rules (OAR) are the most sensitive and, when negative, safely rule out a fracture. The OAR reduce the need for x-rays by 24% to 29%. The Utrecht rules are the most specific and, when positive, are the best for predicting the presence of a fracture. (SOR B, based on validating cohort and comparison studies.)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/7750

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