The "Shetty test" in ankle injuries: validation of a novel test to rule out ankle fractures

Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2013 Oct;23(7):831-3. doi: 10.1007/s00590-012-1069-x. Epub 2012 Aug 21.


Ankle sprains are by far the commonest ankle injuries. The traditional clinical approach, to any ankle injury, is a clinical examination followed by radiological examination. We have developed a simple clinical test to rule out fractures in ankle injuries and thereby eliminating the necessity for radiological examination. Our test is simple, reproducible, economic, time saving and avoids potential radiation exposure risks.

Publication types

  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Ankle Fractures*
  • Ankle Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Physical Examination / methods*