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Question of the Month

September 2019


Question:

My son hurt his ankle yesterday at football practice. There is some bruising. Not so much swelling. He is walking on top toes or trying to. He is 8. Should I take to pediatrician or urgent care clinic?

- Eva - West Virginia (Parent)


Answer:

Hello,

If your pediatrician is comfortable seeing ankle injuries and has urgent appointments, I think it's reasonable to start there, since they already know your son. If the injury seems more serious they can always refer to ortho if needed.

- Corinna Franklin, MD


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