144749 - Cabrini GP Lecture Series 2018 - term 2 Lecture 2 Topic: Ligament and tendon problems in ankle and feet e-learning
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This online video of Cabrini's GP lecture is available for GPs via https://praxhub.com at no cost. The lecture entitled Ligament and tendon problems in ankles and feet is designed to educate GP's on in formulating a safe management plan for the "sprained" ankle, identifying key principles of ankle and foot tendon injuries with a particular focus on diagnosis and identifying common ligament injuries of the ankle.Relevance to General Practice
Our feet and ankles are incredibly complex structures. In fact, did you know the human foot has 26 bones - a quarter of all the bones in our body! Ankle sprain, one of the more common injuries that primary care physicians evaluate, is usually managed with conservative treatment. Not uncommonly, however, lateral ankle sprain is diagnosed without consideration of a broader differential diagnosis.
Most soft tissue injuries take a few weeks to heal, depending on the severity of the sprain or strain, any subsequent injuries or issues such as weakness, stiffness, poor balance or function, and the general health of the person. It is important to get the correct treatment as soon after the injury as possible to help rapid recovery. Overall in general practice presentations, acute and overuse mid-foot conditions may not be encountered frequently. Unfamiliarity arising from infrequent presentations adds to management difficulties in the primary care setting.