ND12.Z/S91 Open wound of ankle or foot, unspecified



Open wounds of the ankles or feet are usually caused by blunt trauma such as a fall or a direct blow to the area. They can also be caused by lacerations from sharp objects or puncture wounds from sharp objects.


The diagnosis of an open wound of the ankle or foot is usually based on a physical examination and imaging studies such as an X-ray or MRI.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis includes fractures, ligament or tendon injuries, and infections.


Treatment of an open wound of the ankle or foot may include debridement, irrigation, antibiotics, wound care and dressing, and immobilization. Surgery may be necessary to repair any damaged tissue or bone.


The prognosis for an open wound of the ankle or foot depends on the severity of the injury, the patient’s overall health, and the treatment that is provided. Most open wounds of the ankle or foot can heal with proper treatment and care.

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