ankle fracture

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Ankle fracture describe a break or fracture of any of the bones of the ankle. This can be caused by falls, trauma, or twisting of the ankle. Patients with ankle fractures experience pain and swelling of the foot, and have difficulty bearing any weight on the affected leg.
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What is done for ankle fractures?

Depends on

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What type of fracture. It is possible some may be immobilized by cast or cam walker others may have to be surgically repaired.
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How much can an ankle fracture hurt?

Much depends

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upon how severe, what type, mechanism of injury and others. You can have a tiny nondislaced injury that ma not hurt much or a sever fracture dislocation that hurts a lot.
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Dr. G Jason Hunt answered:

What are the signs of ankle fracture?

Pain, swelling

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Pain, swelling
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What are the tests for ankle fracture?

Exam and x rays

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Ankle fracture are associated, with pain, tenderness, swelling and deformity around the ankle, radiographs are used to diagnose ankle fracture.
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Dr. Ronald Oberman answered:

Foot and toe pain after ankle fracture?

Lots of possiblities

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Is the ankle fully healed. If it is, did it heal in good alignment. Could be compensating as a result of injury and putting abnormal stress on other structures of foot. See a Podiatrist.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered:

What is an ankle fracture displacement?

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When fracture the bone the pieces either sty in place or move out place. When the pieces move out we called displace fracture.
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Dr. John Callahan answered:

Is cast or boot better for ankle fracture?

Depends

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It really depends on the type of ankle fracture you have but in general a cast is better for most fractures to best immobilize the bones so the fracture heals in place properly especially if you had surgical correction with ORIF.
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What sort of problem is an ankle fracture?

Varies by severity

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Some ankle fractures are stable and can be treated in a boot or brace (usually when just the fibula bone is broken and the ligaments are minimally injured). Unstable fractures (both bones broken, or one bone with severe ligament injury) will require surgery for best outcomes.
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Dr. Janet Kail answered:

Can one wear heels after an ankle fracture?

Very carefully

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Usually when one fractures an ankle there is also damage to the soft tissues that make up the ankle joint. The ankle structures will be weak for quite awhile following such an injury. After good physical therapy and if you have no complications you can try it with caution, but you might want to start with a slight chunky type heel first and see how you do.
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How is an ankle fracture typically treated?

It depends

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Some ankle fractures can be treated with braces and early weight bearing, while some require extensive surgery, and long periods of not putting weight on it. X-ray is extremely important in diagnosing and directing treatment of ankle fractures.
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