ND12.1/S91 Laceration with foreign body of ankle or foot

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Aetiology

Laceration with foreign body of ankle or foot can occur due to a sharp object like knife, glass, or any other sharp foreign object causing a deep cut in the ankle or foot area.

Diagnosis

The diagnosis of laceration with foreign body of ankle or foot is typically done with physical examination, X-rays and other imaging studies.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnoses for laceration with foreign body of ankle or foot include traumatic tendon laceration, fracture, and septic joint.

Treatment

Treatment of laceration with foreign body of ankle or foot typically involves surgical removal of the foreign body, cleaning and debridement of the wound, and closure of the wound with sutures.

Prognosis

Prognosis is generally good with proper treatment. Infection of the wound may occur if the wound is not properly cleaned and closed.

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