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broken ankle vs sprain

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience in Podiatry
Bone involvement: When you sprain your ankle there is no bone involved. Usually the ligaments and sometimes in severe cases the tendons of your ankle are hurt during a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
Many possible signs: Twisting ones’ ankle can lead to a sprained ankle. Often times, this may result in ligament or tendon injuries which may lead to ankle bruising, swel ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
40 years experience in Podiatry
X-rays: An x-ray would confirm whether a bone is broken. An MRI would be needed to determine in a ligament were torn (sprain). Stress x-rays could be done t ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Xray to see fracture: You need to undergo a thorough anl/leg examination by a health care provider to see whether an xray is indicated.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
See below: A sprain is the over pulling of tendons & ligaments. A fracture is the breaking of a bone.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Either: You need an exam and x-ray to tell the differance.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vadim Glukh
22 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Ankle is: "high" refers to the degree of the sprain, the severety, not the height.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
Sprain on tibial....: Side which is same sign as big toe of foot.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Mueller
50 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Needs evaluation: Partially torn ligaments (spains) may heal satisfactorily with rest and immobilization. The complete tear of the ligament, however, may need surgical ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No difference: Sprain by definition means torn or damaged ligaments. There are grades of sprains from mild stretching of ligaments to tearing to tearing of more tha ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Callahan
23 years experience in Podiatry
Depends: It really depends on the type of ankle fracture you have but in general a cast is better for most fractures to best immobilize the bones so the fractu ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Orthopedic: consultation: this is a serious injury. You will need the ankle placed in an acrylic cast with follow up x-rays.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Common sense: If it hurts don't do it. It depends on the degree of injury. If not severe, walking using a shoe with good support should be okay.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
ANKLE FRACTURE: Management of an ankle fractue may involve a cast, brace, or surgery depending on the fracture pattern.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. DAVID HESTER
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Trimalleolar fractur: A trimalleolar ankle fracture by definition is an unstable ankle fracture that requires operative fixation. It includes the the distal fibula( lateral ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Not at : All, better safe than sorry.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
You should: consult with a sports medicine specialist.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
No: Not necessarily, particularly if not an athlete, would depend on how bad a tear. You U dont want to be left with ankle instability..
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Stable Fx will heal: Effective fracture healing requires a healthy stable environment both locally at the fracture site and systemically (good nutrition). Simple immobiliz ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Both hurt: Both can be extremely painful and both don't have to. Tendons don't fracture but rather tear or rupture. The mechanism of the break or tear may play a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
They are...: A fracture is a broken bone.A sprain is soft tissue damage, such as ligaments, muscle or tendons.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Matter of preference: Where exactly are the spurs? Spurs sometimes depending on the location have little to do with pain and other times are the primary reason. In the afte ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Certainly : Not good.
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