Ankle Fracture Treatments
Ankle fractures are one of the most common bone injuries. Bones in the foot take a beating during sports activities, running to a late appointment or just walking the aisles of a grocery store. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons,... More »
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Ankle fracture

Bimalleolar fracture and right ankle dislocation on X-ray (anteroposterior). Both the end of the fibula (1) and the tibia (2) are broken and the malleolar fragments ...

Ankle Fractures (Broken Ankle)-OrthoInfo - AAOS

A broken ankle is also known as an ankle "fracture." This means that one or more of the bones that make up the ankle joint are broken. A fractured ankle can ...

Broken Ankle: What's the Normal Recovery Time? - eMedicineHealth

Mar 13, 2015 ... Get information about ankle fractures, or a broken ankle. Symptoms of a broken ankle include swelling, pain, bruising, bleeding, or deformation.
Are there factors that affect how soon osteoarthritis will develop or how severe the condition will be? It can take time for symptoms of osteoarthritis to appear in an ankle that has been fractured (referred to as latency time). What can you do to delay the developmen... More »
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Ankle Fractures - Foot Health Facts

What Is an Ankle Fracture? A fracture is a partial or complete break in a bone. Fractures in the ankle can range from the less serious avulsion injuries (small ...

Ankle Fracture - American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

What is an ankle fracture? A fracture is a partial or complete break in a bone. In the ankle, fractures involve the far or distal ends of the tibia, the ...

Ankle Fractures Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments - WebMD

May 4, 2014 ... It is often impossible to diagnose a fracture (broken bone) rather than a sprain, a dislocation, or tendon injury without X-rays of the ankle.

Ankle Fracture Surgery

Symptoms of an ankle fracture are pain, swelling, bruising and problems with ankle motion. X-rays help show which need treatment from an orthopedic surgeon.

How to Identify an Ankle Fracture

Over the past 30 years, doctors have noted an increase in the number and severity of broken ankles, due in part to an active, older population of baby boomers.

Popular Q&A
Q: What Is a Chronic Ankle Fracture?
A: An acute ankle fracture either means that one of the three ankle bones (tibia, fibula and talus) has broken or that the malleolus (bump at end of fibula or tibi... Read More »
Q: How to Splint an Ankle Fracture.
A: 1. Tell the patient to remain calm. She probably will be in a great deal of pain, and if the patient is not in control of her emotions, helping her will be diff... Read More »
Q: What causes ankle fractures?
A: The ankle may fracture when the foot rolls inward or outward during a fall or while Read More »
Q: Is this an ankle fracture?
A: I'm pretty sure it's either a fracture or a torn ligament. I've had both and the symptoms were like those you described. Either way you need x-rays and crutches... Read More »
Q: What is Ankle Fracture
A: An ankle fracture is a break in the ankle joint. The joint is made up of three bones that make up: Tibia (shin bone)-the main bone of the lower leg that runs al... Read More »