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    ladybug53, chimene

    near to my heart.  Last December 5, I broke all four bones in my ankle, falling down 2 steps (only me!).  I read a lot about ankles after this.  There is a thing called the Ottawa Rules for ankles.  A Canadian study found that only 10% of ankle injuries include a broken bone.  So, even in the US ankle x-rays are only taken if one or more of three conditions are present: severe swelling, not able to put any weight on ankle, can't be touched without extreme pain.  I had all 3, so got the x-ray.  Your treatment was the standard of care all over the world.

    Cats are better than therapy, and I'm a therapist.

    by Smoh on Wed Sep 26, 2012 at 04:03:10 PM PDT

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