Our expert says:
Orthopaedic Specialist Forum
it sounds as if the advice given to you was correct.
"Effusion" in the ankle joint simply means there is some fluid in the joint following the injury and that per se is of no consequence. The one concern is that in children the ligaments are less commonly injured than the adjacent growth plates and it would not be a bad idea to have a specialist look at it
Dr Joe de Beer
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