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A Reflective Analysis on the Assessment and Management for ankle injury

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Ankle sprains are the most common sporting and UCC injuries anatomically and physiologically occurring as the tearing of bone-bone ligaments connection that stabilizes the ankle joint. My mentor reminded me that, the ankle injury causes destabilization of the hinge joint formed by fibula, tibia and the talus bones resulting in structural disarrangement, fractures and deformity of the bones and ligaments around the ankle joint. Through the department orientation I learned that, the risks factors for the ankle joint injuries in United Kingdom are associated with poor balancing, previous injury and aging process in adults (Engebretsen, 2011; Welling, 2012).It was during my clinical placement in a sporting injury department when my mentor required me to attend a 23 years old male with presenting condition of a right ankle injury complaining of ankle joint pain. I carried on the task in the presence of my mentor providing moral support as well as further clarification where I needed assistance. On HPC taking, the client described to have been playing football at 12.00 when he went playing football in the morning hours, jumped and landed awkwardly on the ground inverting his left ankle causing him to fall. The client hard a crack on his right ankle but carried on playing for 30 minutes before stopping to play. During the incidence, the client was wearing his football shoes after which he went home limping and iced his ankle for the few minutes, took Ibuprofen at 20.00 and Co-dydramol x2 at 2. I was able to find out that, the reason for referral to the health facility was due to increased pain in the evening, and the ankle swelling accompanied by a female friend to the department at 045hrs. My mentor clarified that over-counter drugs are quite essential in a home setting, though they are heavily abused since the duration of Ibuprofen and Co-dydramol taking was very short for an effective mode of action and exposure to drug interactions for pain management in sports injury (Derman & Schwellnus, 2010; Rudd, R.On history taking, the client had no past medical history although the client had a previous injury to the same ankle knee few years ago but had no any medical attention. The drug history and allergy was nil, lived with parents and two other brothers in family history. On the social history, the client works in a warehouse doing manual handling, drinks occasional but gave up smoking since the beginning of this year in accordance with the knee problem
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  • Pages: 8 (2000 words)
  • Document Type: Essay
  • Subject: Nursing
  • Level: Undergraduate
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