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for Ankle Fractures

Ankle Fractures
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines 1) Ensure that the patient is neurovascularly intact
2) Patient should be splinted
3) Elevate and ice the affected lower extremity
4) Non-weight bearing
5) Fracture should be reduced (put back in place) if unstable
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit None
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
1)Not all fractures require or benefit from operative intervention
2)The decision for operative intervention is made on an individual patient's health and needs
Appointment Timeframe Within 1 week
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
External Patients: Patients must obtain and hand carry hardcopy radiographic studies (MRI/CT/X-rays)
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Patients: 734-998-6541
Clinic Location Sites Ann Arbor - South Main Orthopedics
UM Consulting Physician James Robert Holmes MD
Todd Andrew Irwin MD
Revised on: 01/14/2015