examination (ankle swelling)

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Examination:

  • local
    • oedema - one or both legs
    • signs of chronicity e.g. varicose eczema associated with chronic venous insufficiency
    • associated ischaemia?
  • systemic
    • presence of an abdominal mass or ascites?
    • signs of cardiac failure
    • anaemia?

Last reviewed 01/2018

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