Radiology ReviewMarch, 2008
A 60-year-old man is transferred to your facility by ambulance following a motor vehicle crash that resulted in moderate damage to his vehicle. He was a restrained driver in a head-on collision. He was transferred because it was determined at the receiving hospital that he had a subdural hematoma.
Upon arrival, though, his biggest complaint is that his right ankle hurts. On examination, there is no obvious deformity; good pulses are present. There is mild to moderate soft tissue swelling; the patient has limited range of motion and complains of moderate tenderness on the dorsal and medial aspects of the ankle. Radiographs of the ankle are shown.