A female asked:
Does avulsive cortico defect with a fracture need surgery? Also, will my child not be able to continue running & athletics?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Richard Zimon answered
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
I assume you: are referring to an ankle x ray report....even if another this is the same as a "chip fracture" and does well (heals) WITHOUT SURGERY and will NOT interfere with athletic participation although some form of splinting may be necessary for a while! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z
Answered on Aug 5, 2017
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