A 38-year-old man was playing basketball when he came down from a rebound and twisted his right ankle. He complains of pain to his right lower extremity and is unable to bear weight on his ankle. You provide him an ice pack, pain medication, and obtain the following radiographs.
1. Name 5 areas that should be examined and documented in the medical record?
2. Describe the radiographic findings?
3. Describe the treatment and disposition for this patient?
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