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Is it just a sprain?

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A ‘sprained’ ankle is common. These injuries may not be as benign as they first seem. If symtoms do not settle then this may be due to the ligamentous injury intself or may be due to another cause. This presentation explores a number of frequently seen alternative disgnoses to a sprained ankle and how these may present, be investigated and are treated following an ankle injury.



Dr Matthew Hope is a specialist surgeon in adult and paediatric orthopaedic surgery, specialising in foot and ankle surgery. Having completed his medical degree in Edinburgh, he then became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Whilst living in the UK he also completed a research thesis and was awarded an MD with Honours. In 2006, Dr Hope travelled to Brisbane where he completed a 12 month foot and ankle surgery Fellowship. In 2010, Dr Hope moved to Australia where he was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Fellowship of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. Dr Hope has public practice in both the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and in the Princess Alexandra Hospital, South Brisbane, where he is also Deputy Director of Trauma.


He has private practice at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane where he specialises in foot and ankle surgery. Dr Hope is Chair of the Queensland RACS Trauma Committee and sits on the National RACS Trauma Committee. He is also a member of the Queensland Health Surgical Advisory Committee. Dr Hope continues to be active in ongoing research into orthopaedic trauma and foot and ankle surgery.



CPD hours: 1

This webinar was recorded on 19/04/2018

Upload date: 11/05/2018