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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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Is it possible to fracture your ankle without swelling?

Is it possible to fracture your ankle without swelling?

Not likely: The body has a normal response pattern to injuries. Swelling, bruising and pain are typical for most fractures. If you have fractured your ankle and there is no swelling there may be some other unknown medical problem. If you are concerned that you have fractured your ankle you should get an x-ray. ...Read more

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Is it normal to itch where my ankle is fractured?

Is it normal to itch where my ankle is fractured?

Probably: Especially if you were in a cast. Itching, without any skin rash, is normal and will go away. If the skin is broken or you have a rash, go back to your doctor and show him or her. ...Read more

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How do I know if my ankle is fractured or broken?

How do I know if my ankle is fractured or broken?

Fracture = break: In medicine we often describe a bone that is broken as "fractured". X-rays or other radiographic studies combined with medical evaluation differentiate fractures from other medical conditions. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell if you fractured your ankle?

What can you do to tell if you fractured your ankle?

Unless you know: Superman, as dr. Galland said, you'll need an x-ray to see a fracture. ...Read more

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What does a fractured ankle look like?

What does a fractured ankle look like?

Swollen: Signs of a fractured ankle are swelling, pain on weightbearing and fracture line seen on plain x-rays or if a compression fracture or stress reaction/fracture edema (internal bone swelling) on an mri. ...Read more

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How can you heal a fractured ankle at home?

How can you heal a fractured ankle at home?

Casting: Most fractures will require some sort of casting. This may be in the form of a rigid cast or boot. If you know you have a fracture you should be seen by an orthopedist for treatment. If not treated appropriately you could end up with more problems down the road. ...Read more

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Possible fractured ankle. How to know what injury it is?

Possible fractured ankle. How to know what injury it is?

Xrays.: The only way to know is by getting a set of xrays. Then the correct treatment plan could be initiated. ...Read more

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How can I tell if your ankle is sprained, fractured, or broken?

A fracture: And a break are essentially the same thing. A sprain is a soft tissue injury. Clinically, you can take an educated guess but an x-ray, ct scan or MRI would help make the diagnosis of fracture or break in the bone. ...Read more

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How to tell when your ankle is fractured, broken, or just sprained?

How to tell when your ankle is fractured, broken, or just sprained?

Have it x-rayed: You will need and x-ray to see if you have a fracture or if it is just a sprain. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is a good means of determining if I fractured my ankle or sprained it?

What is a good means of determining if I fractured my ankle or sprained it?

X-ray: You will need and x-ray to see if you have a fracture or if it is just a sprain. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What jobs am I able to do with a fractured ankle?

What jobs am I able to do with a fractured ankle?

Anything sitting: You need to be sitting and keeping wieght off the ankle. ...Read more

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What is the best rehab method for a fractured ankle?

What is the best rehab method for a fractured ankle?

Rehab for ankles: It is best to see a physical therapist for this rehab. They can show you the best exercises for stretching and then strengthening the area. Other modalities include heat, ice, electrostimulation and more. ...Read more

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How can you tell if I fractured or broke or just sprained my ankle?

How can you tell if I fractured or broke or just sprained my ankle?

X-ray to be sure: Unless there is an obvious deformity you may not be able to tell the difference with the naked eye. While a sprain is an injury to the ligaments of the ankle, and a fracture is damage to the bone; strains of muscles and tendons are also possible. In any case, common symptoms may be pain, limited strength/ motion, swelling, and/ or bruising. Have an x-ray to be sure! ...Read more

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Swelling and sharp pain on fractured ankle?

Swelling and sharp pain on fractured ankle?

Broken ankles: Affect people of all ages. The swelling, pain, inability to move, bruising are common symptoms due to the inflammation. It is a good sign of the body reparation process. The treatment is cast for 6-8 weeks, rest, drink a lots of water, pain and anti-inflammatory medications. The prognosis is good. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my ankle is fractured or bruised?

How do I tell if my ankle is fractured or bruised?

X-rays differentiate: The only way to know for sure is evaluation by a physician to include x-rays. ...Read more

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What is the most common treatment for a fractured ankle?

Surgery vs cast: If the displacement is minor, then a cast may be adequate. If there is marked displacement then surgery is required to realign the ankle joint to avoid disability. ...Read more

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How do I figure out what is worse- sprained ankle v. Fractured ankle?

How do I figure out what is worse- sprained ankle v. Fractured ankle?

It Depends: A sprain is a tearing of the ankle ligament which can be very painful and take longer to heal in some instances than a broken bone. But there are certain ankle fractures which make the joint unstable that can need surgical repair. In either case proper evaluation by a foot and ankle specialist is recommended to avoid long term problems. ...Read more

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I had a fractured ankle (lower malleolus and fibulia) and still have pain?

How long ago: Did it break? This is not unusual, concern would be present depending on severity of pai? And how long ago did it break.... ...Read more

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Is it safe to run on a sprained or fractured ankle?

Is it safe to run on a sprained or fractured ankle?

No: Get ankle examined and treated properly. Continuing to run before this heals may lead to oprlonged healing or even permanent damage. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my ankle has a fracture?

How can I tell if my ankle has a fracture?

X-rays: It is best determined if there are any fractures on radiographic examination. ...Read more

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Could I put weight on my ankle if I have a fracture?

It depends: It depends on the type of ankle fracture. Many ankle fractures require surgery and a period of non weight bearing to allow for healing. Some ankle fractures can be treated with weight bearing as tolerated. More specifically, some fibula fractures at the ankle can be treated without surgery and with weight bearing as tolerated. Best to see an orthopaedic surgeon to make sure! ...Read more

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Why am I getting stress fractures in ankle after sprain?

Trauma: An injury to the ankle can result in a stress fracture. When an ankle is injured it is at risk for further injuries. ...Read more

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Is it recommended that my daughter sleep in her air cast for a fractured ankle?

Is it recommended that my daughter sleep in her air cast for a fractured ankle?

Check with doctor: If this is being used as the initial immobilization in lieu of a cast the answer is likely yes. But check with the treating physician for proper direction. ...Read more

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Will I be able to walk on foot if my ankle is broken or fractured but with pain and swelling?

Broken ankle: Yes you could have a fracture in your ankle and still walk on it. If there is continued pain and swelling, see your doctor. ...Read more

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The fiberglass of my mom on her fractured ankle is no longer tight as before. What it indicates?

Swelling reduced: So now the cast is not as tight. She should let her doctor know as movement within the cast can possibly cause rubbing and irritation and create a skin abrasion. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more