An episodic/focused note


complete an episodic/focused note about the patient in the case study provided using the episodic/focused note template provided . Provide evidence from the literature to support diagnostic tests that would be appropriate for the case. List five different possible conditions for the patient’s differential diagnosis and justify why you selected each.

Case 2: Ankle Pain

A 46-year-old female reports pain in both of her ankles, but she is more concerned about her right ankle. She was playing soccer over the weekend and heard a “pop.” She is able to bear weight, but it is uncomfortable. In determining the cause of the ankle pain, based on your knowledge of anatomy, what foot structures are likely involved? What other symptoms need to be explored? What are your differential diagnoses for ankle pain? What physical examination will you perform? What special maneuvers will you perform? Should you apply the Ottowa ankle rules to determine if you need additional testing?

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