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

  • Vijay Shetty
  • Sandeep Wasnik
  • Chintan Hegde
  • Vishvas Shetty
  • Sarang Kasture
  • Harshad Thakur
Original Article


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.


Ankle sprain Ankle fractures Clinical test for ankle fracture 



The authors would like to thank Dr. Amber Mittal, DePuy Fellow. Hiranandani Orthopaedic Medical Education (HOME). Dr. L.H. Hiranandani Hospital. Powai, Mumbai. India.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest regarding this article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vijay Shetty
    • 1
  • Sandeep Wasnik
    • 1
  • Chintan Hegde
    • 1
  • Vishvas Shetty
    • 1
  • Sarang Kasture
    • 1
  • Harshad Thakur
    • 2
  1. 1.Hiranandani Orthopaedic Medical Education (HOME)Dr L. H. Hiranandani HospitalPowai, MumbaiIndia
  2. 2.School of Health System Studies, Center for Public HealthTata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)Deonar, MumbaiIndia

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