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Key questions on ankle and knee injuries

Module summary
Dr Courtney Kipps, consultant in sports and exercise medicine, discusses ligament rupture, treating sprained ankles and when same-day referral is indicated.
Learning objectives

This module will update you on managing knee and ankle injuries, including:

  • How to decide if an X-ray is appropriate for a suspected ankle fracture
  • Whether or not strapping injuries is helpful
  • Symptoms that warrant referral
  • When surgery might be required 
Author

Dr Courtney Kipps is a consultant in sports and exercise medicine at University College Hospital, London, and the Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health in London. He is also the team doctor for Harlequins Rugby Club in the Aviva Premiership.

Dr Melanie Wynne-Jones, a GP in Stockport, provided the questions.

Date module published
14/02/2017
Module due for review
14/02/2019
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1 CPD hour
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
2 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Good
Giles Harris
27.07.2017.
Very good
Charlotte Lewis
14.07.2017.
Well written and concise
Deepak Khara
13.07.2017.
uptodate ,useful ,comprehensive ,clear
Kathlyn Hedley
10.07.2017.
Very clear and concise.
DH Wilson
03.07.2017.