A Potts Fracture and ankle sprain are initially difficult to differentiate. With similar causes, an x-ray will often determine if a Potts Fracture has occurred.
What is it?
A Potts Fracture is a break or fracture to the medial malleoli.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Symptoms include pain and tenderness on the medial malleolus. Swelling and bruising may, also, appear.
Assessment methods involve evaluating pain levels and location, observation of swelling and bruising, testing of strength and range of motion limitations, tenderness on palpation, and x-ray results confirming a Potts Fracture has occurred.
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