The Validation of Ottawa Ankle Rules in a Prospective Study of 315 Consecutive Patients: A Prevelance Study in a Single-center

Cafer Akpinar

Numune Training and Research Hospital, Emergency Department, Ankara, Turkey

Cemil Kavalci *

Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Emergency Department, Ankara, Turkey

Fevzi Yilmaz

Numune Training and Research Hospital, Emergency Department, Ankara, Turkey

Mehmet Ali Ceyhan

Numune Training and Research Hospital, Emergency Department, Ankara, Turkey

Muhittin Serkan Yilmaz

Numune Training and Research Hospital, Emergency Department, Ankara, Turkey

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Aim: This study was a prospective validation of the Ottawa Ankle Rules (OAR) in our patient population with ankle injury.

Materials and Methods: This was a prospective study conducted. Each patient’s demographic characteristics, radiography results, and status of meeting OAR criteria were recorded on a previously prepared study form. The descriptive statistics were presented as Mean, Standard Deviation, and percentage. Categorical variables were analyzed using Chi-Square test. The correlation between OAR positivity and presence of a fracture was analyzed using the Spearman’s correlation analysis.

Results: The sensitivity of OAR was 100%, specificity 27%, negative predictive value 100%, and the positive predictive value 17%.

Conclusion: A careful physical examination and use of OAR may allow avoiding unnecessary tests.

 

Keywords: Emergency, ottawa ankle rules, injury


How to Cite

Akpinar, Cafer, Cemil Kavalci, Fevzi Yilmaz, Mehmet Ali Ceyhan, and Muhittin Serkan Yilmaz. 2014. “The Validation of Ottawa Ankle Rules in a Prospective Study of 315 Consecutive Patients: A Prevelance Study in a Single-Center”. Advances in Research 2 (4):225-30. https://doi.org/10.9734/AIR/2014/8730.

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