Abstract

The Ottawa ankle and knee rules are validated clinical decision tools that guide clinicians in targeting radiology to those patients who are likely to have an ankle or knee fracture, thus minimizing x-ray exposure of patients and reducing costs.

Keywords

x-ray, radiology, clinical decision tools

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Fulde, G., (2015) Acute ankle and knee injuries: To e-ray or not? Medicine Today, 16(11): 48-52.

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