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What is a sprain versus a broken ankle?

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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 sprain, when when you break your ankle, a bone in your ankle is broken.
Answered on Feb 17, 2015
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