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A 24-year-old member asked:

Is a broken ankle be a contributing factor to peripheral vascular disease?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Wylie
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
No: An orthopedic fracture would not usually contribute to or affect peripheral vascular disease. However, a patient with preexisting peripheral vascular disease may have slower healing and risk the development of ulcers.
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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
No: Pvd is caused by cholesterol plaquing of the arteries.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can a broken ankle be a contributing factor to getting peripheral vascular disease?

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Dr. Christopher Hendrix
Podiatry 28 years experience
Ankle Fracture: Unlikely ! many other factors are responsible for peripheral vascular disease including heredity, diet, lifestyle, smoking, etc...
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can a broken ankle cause peripheral vascular disease?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Not really: Not really. Pvd is most commonly caused by atherosclerosis. The injury which caused the fracture could also have caused injury to the arteries. We see this in patients who have been in car accidents or dislocate their knee.
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