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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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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Could an ankle fracture be practically painless?

Could an ankle fracture be practically painless?

It can: Sometimes the fracture is of one bone only or may be small enough that patients will present with complaints of long term pain they thought was a an ankle sprain. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel/know my ankle fracture is Healing? 5 weeks post distal fib break. Swelling gone and no pain and I feel good. Thanks.

Is it possible to feel/know my ankle fracture is Healing? 5 weeks post distal fib break. Swelling gone and no pain and I feel good.
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Ankle fracture: This is a normal process that occurs with fracture healing initially there is a significant amount of discomfort due to disruption of the covering of the bone which has nerve endings in it. As time goes on as the fracture heals the discomfort lessons. This is the clinical indicator that the fracture is healing, Radiographically or when the x-rays are taken there may still be fracture lines evident. This is all normal and expected ...Read more

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Got ankle fracture in pedicab accident. Where can I go for care in s asia?

Got ankle fracture in pedicab accident. Where can I go for care in s asia?

The bst option: To well known orthopedic surgeon or private hospital care for those injuries. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much can an ankle fracture hurt?

Much depends: 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. ...Read more

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What are the tests for ankle fracture?

What are the tests for ankle fracture?

Xrays: The most telling way is to obtain ankle x-rays to visualize the fracture or lack thereof. Sometimes, if there remains suspicion in the presence of 'negative' films or if a stress fracture is suspected, specialized exams may be ordered to see if a fracture exists. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an ankle fracture?

Varies by severity: 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. ...Read more

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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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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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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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


Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Ankle Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is just another way to say that a bone has been broken. The ankle is made up of the distal Tibia and fibula. Ankle fracture can range from minor injuries to quite severe to the point ...Read more