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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
Very useful as knee and ankle injuries are such a common presentation to general practice.
Allvia Hamid
18.04.2017.
informative
Stephen Steinberg
18.04.2017.
Short sharp and concise
sandeep kokri
17.04.2017.
Uesful
Thushara Goonewardene
17.04.2017.
SIMPLE INFORMATION
Ayesha Nunhuck
17.04.2017.