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bruised broken ankle

A female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See your doctor: The bruise could be pooled blood from the fracture because gravity causes it to accumulate in your feet. However,as you are on fragmin (dalteparin) an ... Read More
Dr. Jason Rudolph
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably normal: Fractures bleed, this normal ans causes bruising. If you have calf pain, it is an indication to contact your doctor.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Noahleen Betts
19 years experience Podiatry
Diagnositic test: The first line of diagnostic test is an x-ray.
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Dr. Jerry Miles
26 years experience Podiatry
Broken bones: Xrays, bone scan, MRI are all valuable for diagnosing ankle injuries? It is also necessary for a good clinical exam, in addition to diagnostic testing ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
19 years experience Podiatry
Broken ankle : With any ankle injury you will develop swelling an pain. With a fracture you could see a black and blue around your heel. Severe pain. And in a se ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Severe: Pain and swelling at first. You may feel a clicking or motion sensation if severe. Use rice method rest, ice, compression and elevation until you can ... Read More
Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
Hard to miss....: If you break your ankle there will be significant pain, swelling, redness, etc. If you even think that this is the case, see a doctor for an x-ray and ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let us try: Symptoms of an ankle fracture can be similar to those of ankle sprains (pain), though typically they are often more severe by comparison. It is exceed ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
A positive x-ray: Pain, swelling, restircted ankle motion...
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Cast or operation: Depending on the severity of the fracture, a broken ankle can be treated with immobilization in a cast, or may require surgery. Surgery is indicated w ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
23 years experience Podiatry
Have you seen the Dr: If you have a broken ankle, i hope that that was already evaluated by a foot/ankle specialist. Depending on the type of break (fracture) and how long ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Most plates and screws used to fix a broken ankle are meant to be permanent; however, there is no harm in removing the hardware if it causes problems. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
"Fracture" = "Broken: however you need an absolute diagnosis of WHERE and HOW SERIOUS since ankle fractures vary from rather "simple" AVULSION fractures (Bad "sprain") to ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience 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.

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