A 59-year-old member asked:
What is the main difference between a twisted ankle and a broken ankle?
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Dr. J.Milo Sewards answered
20 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Ligaments vs Bone: A twisted, or sprained ankle is an injury to one or more of the ligaments that connect the bones of the lower leg and foot. A broken ankle is a fracture of one or more of the bones of the lower leg. One can usually recover from a sprain within a few weeks, while a fracture usually takes about 8-12 weeks to heal.
Answered on Mar 4, 2014
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