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What are the risks of having an ankle fracture from twisting it?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Depends: Most ankle twists (sprains) do not involve a fracture but occasionally a more severe twist will cause something called an avulsion fracture where the twisted ligament pulls a small piece of bone away and this is called an avulsion fracture.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Depends on severity: If the twist is severe enough with enough force, various types of ankle fractures are possible.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Depends: On age, health status fitness level, method of twist, when you consider the # of sprains fractures are a small %.

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Last updated Jul 10, 2013

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