6 common foot and ankle injuries physicians can easily misdiagnose
from MD Magazine
Although some foot and ankle injuries are not serious, physicians are often advised to recommend additional tests to make the proper diagnosis. A new study found just how damaging a misdiagnosis of a lower extremity injury can be to a patient's health. As an osteopathic physician, I view treatment of foot and ankle injuries as acute and preventive care because mismanaged injury leads to so many future problems for patients," lead author, Jessica Reissig, DO, of the Department of Orthopedics at Plainview Hospital in New York, said in a news release.
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