Heel Puncture Wound Evaluation
The evaluation of a foot wound begins with a history and physical examination.
Physical findings in someone with a foot wound may include:
The evaluation of foot wounds may require injection of a local anesthetic, followed by exploration of the wound. This procedure allows a doctor to look for a foreign body, or identify a laceration to a tendon or nerve.
Tests that may be used to evaluate a foot wound include:
- Foot x-rays:
- Extremity ultrasound to detect a foreign body
Less commonly performed tests that may be used to evaluate a foot wound include:
- MRI scan of the foot or ankle
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