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Doctor insights on: Cut Near Ankle Caused Bones

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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What can cause sacs of fuild on my ankle bone?

What can cause sacs of fuild on my ankle bone?

See your doctor: There are several causes of fluid or edema around your ankles. It could be a venous problem, arthritis, medication, chf, kidney disease. See your doctor. ...Read more

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With hardware in ankle, could a relatively minor trauma cause the bone to break which otherwise might not have happened if there had not been a plate?

Not generally: In general a plate strengthens the bone by allowing healing without movement. Once the initial fracture has healed, the plate will not make it more likely to break that bone. It is possible, however, if the plate is still very fresh, that the screw sites will not yet have fully healed, and minor trauma might cause some damage in a freshly plated bone fracture. ...Read more

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What would cause multiple bone spurs in my feet/ankles?

What would cause multiple bone spurs in my feet/ankles?

Bone spurs: Bone spurs to the feet and ankles are most often caused from trauma or arthritis (wear and tear to the joints) or in the case of the calcaneous (heel bone) can be from Enthesopathy (pulling of soft tissue from bone). This can be cause from the tendon or ligament from being too tight and resulting in a chronic pulling off situation. See your podiatrist and he/she can help. ...Read more

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My question is what causes bone bruises & ankle sprains not to heal?

My question is what causes bone bruises & ankle sprains not to heal?

See below: It could be a number of factors including vitamin deficiency, poor blood flow, not enough rest. ...Read more

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What causes subchondral bone edema in my ankle?

What causes subchondral bone edema in my ankle?

Subchondral edema: Subchonral bone edema in your ankle typically occurs after an injury like an ankle sprain. Usually associated with a talar done lesion. ...Read more

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What could cause the area around my ankle bone, malleolus to hurt all the time?

What could cause the area around my ankle bone, malleolus to hurt all the time?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Can a recurring pain in the leg just above the ankle area due to fluid in the bone is the cause be cured?

Can a recurring pain in the leg just above the ankle area due to fluid in the bone is the cause be cured?

Most likely: This depends on your diagnosis from your doctor. If you have swelling in the bone due to fluid, this can usually be treated either by aspiration or immobilization. If this is some form of bone infection, than antibiotics, and if some sort of bone tumor, than possible surgical treatment. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I broke my ankle a couple years ago and had a plate put in the fibula bone. Do the plates ever cause problems?

I broke my ankle a couple years ago and had a plate put in the fibula bone. Do the plates ever cause problems?

Not Commonly: Generally fixation places in the ankle can be left indefinitely. There are times when some patients begin to have irritation from the plates or screws and these may need to be removed. ...Read more

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Lump on ankle bone after injury. What could cause this?

Lump on ankle bone after injury. What could cause this?

? Hematoma: You may have accumulation of blood under the outer lining of the bone, subperiosteal hematoma. If the swelling does not subside in a couple of weeks you should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a cystic bone lesion in the ankle cause ankle pain?

Can a cystic bone lesion in the ankle  cause ankle pain?

Sure: Bone pain can be troublesome, and a cystic bone lesion can certainly cause it. Make sure you get the cystic bone lesion evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a saddle bone deformity cause neuropathic sounding ankle pain?

Can a saddle bone deformity cause neuropathic sounding ankle pain?

NO: There is no connection. The Saddle deformity is an exostosis (bony outgrowth) of the FOOT bones. The ankle is not involved! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What can cause this pain between my navicular and talus bones in my ankle?

What can cause this pain between my navicular and talus bones in my ankle?

Arthritic changes: Is a possibility, however x-rays would be helpful in making your diagnosis, misalignment of the talus bone or peri talar subluxation can happen with a severe flatfoot as well. ...Read more

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I have puffy pouches, size of walnuts, in front of my outside ankle bones, what causes this, i don't see them on other people?

I have puffy pouches, size of walnuts, in front of my outside ankle bones, what causes this, i don't see them on other people?

Effusion?: Some individuals build up fluid in their joints. This is called an effusion. You may weant to seek the care of an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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