Common Foot and Ankle Injuries

This post is all about foot and ankle injuries. What is an Emergency? What needs to be evacuated now? What can you take care of yourself? How can you prevent further harm? What steps can be taken for open fractures to improve outcomes?

Until I find a better way to present material, its gonna have to be powerpoint. Just about all medical lectures are powerpoint- a fact of life. It’s part of higher learning. This video is only 8 minutes long. That means I’ll probably have to make more videos if Medics wanna dive a little deeper or get more specific. This is not comprehensive. Shoot me an email and let me know.

This educational video contains:

  • What is an Emergency?
  • How to think about injuries
  • When to Xray
  • Initial Management of Open Fractures to prevent infection
  • A few Splinting and Casting Principles
  • Plantar Fasciitis

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Published by Medic Mentor

An Army PA seeking to share knowledge and skills to medics in order to better prepare them for the next fight, and to bridge the gap between future expectations and initial entry training. These posts are samples of similar training I share with my own medics, and are made available here to a wider audience. I am no expert. There are others more qualified, I'm sure. I am simply looking to contribute. Feel free to provide feedback and leave comments to help others.

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