Ankle fractures are a common injury diagnosed in the Emergency Department. Being able to speak Ortho-ese (i.e. the language of orthopedists) is invaluable in consulting the orthopedist over the phone. One ankle fracture classification system that our orthopedists like to use is the Lauge-Hansen system.
In this installment of the Paucis Verbis (In a Few Words) e-card series, the topic isthe Lauge-Hansen classification of ankle fractures.
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