Answer the question.

Q. A 25-year-old man comes to the orthopedic clinic because he has had pain in the ankle since he sustained an inversion injury 10 days ago. The patient is otherwise healthy. On physical examination, the skin is intact and mild edema is noted. Tenderness to palpation is noted over the distal fibula and anteromedial ankle. Neurovascular examination shows no abnormalities. X-ray study is shown. Which of the following is the most appropriate management?
A. Application of a long leg cast
B. Application of a short leg cast
C. Closed reduction and external fixation
D. Open reduction and internal fixation



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