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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Ankle Fracture (Overview)

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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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Ankle Fracture (Overview)

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 are the symptoms of an ankle fracture?

What are the symptoms of an ankle fracture?

Unable to walk: Swelling and bruising also are signs. Some stress fractures or chip fractures can take weight but displaced fractures are too painful and unstable to walk on. ...Read more

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I hav a bimalleolar ankle fracture on just twisting my ankle is it accidental or pathological? which test could b done to investigate?

I hav a bimalleolar ankle fracture on just twisting my ankle is it accidental or pathological? which test could b done to investigate?

Depends: Most bimalleolar ankle fractures due occur as a result of a twisting mechanism. It is precerts rare that they are pathological. The X-rays go a long way in determining if it was a break through normal or abnormal bone. If there is any question, then a biopsy while you are having surgery can be the definitive answer. ...Read more

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What are the tests for ankle fracture?

Exam and x rays: Ankle fracture are associated, with pain, tenderness, swelling and deformity around the ankle, radiographs are used to diagnose ankle fracture. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a minor ankle fracture?

How do I know if I have a minor ankle fracture?

X-ray: An x-ray of the foot and ankle will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a chronic ankle fracture?

What does it mean to have a chronic ankle fracture?

Long time: It probably refers to the length of time you have had the problem. Sometimes the fracture occured many months prior to the treatment. It also could refer to the fact that it is not healing in the normal time frame. ...Read more

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How is an ankle fracture typically treated?

How is an ankle fracture typically treated?

It depends: 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. ...Read more

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While walking slight swelling at the ankle which was earlier treated for ankle fracture?

Swelling: Fracture ankles tend to swell for quite some time. Gravity pulses fluid blood etc to the area. They can swell after trauma for months and longer. If obese, have high blood pressure, smoke, drink alcohol and have salt in diet you will swell more. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Broken Bone (Definition)

Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more


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