An Unusual Eversion Injury

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Author: Jack Skilling / Editor: Sarah Edwards / Codes: / Published: 14/12/2023

A man in his early 40s arrives in the Emergency Department (ED) after falling off his motorised skateboard. He reports putting his right foot out to slow himself down, causing an eversion and lateral rotation injury on a plantarflexed foot.

On examination, he looks well but uncomfortable. His right foot appears laterally displaced and is pronated in comparison to the ankle. The injury is closed. He is unable to move is foot or ankle and has no neurovascular deficit.

Appropriate analgesia is administered and AP and lateral radiographs are requested.

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