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Ankle Exam
 

Joint Temperature

 
 

Overview

    • How to Assess

    • With the back of the hand, assess the temperature around the ankle joint. Compare both sides.
    • Causes of a Warm Joint

    • Arthritis - osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, septic arthritis, gout, pseudogout, reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis
    • Bursitis
    • Baker’s cyst
    • Skin / soft tissue infection - cellulitis, abscess, necrotizing fasciitis, gas gangrene
    • Vascular - DVT, superficial thrombophlebitis, venous insufficiency, lymphoedema
Last updated on January 1st, 2017
 
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