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Need expert help here. What are symptoms of a fractured/broken ankle?

Need expert help here. What are symptoms of a fractured/broken ankle?

Swelling, pain...: Possible bruising, inability to bear weight may or may not be present, deformity may be present with severe and displaced fractures. ...Read more

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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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Broken Ankle (Definition)

Broken ankle is also known as Ankle fracture. 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 ...Read more


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Does a broken ankle need to be elevated 24/7?

Does a broken ankle need to be elevated 24/7?

No: But the more you elevate it the less swelling you will have and therefor promote better healing. ...Read more

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Help! my sisters fell down a ravine! how should I treat a possible broken ankle?

Help! my sisters fell down a ravine! how should I treat a possible broken ankle?

Needs med eval.: If you think it might be broken then she needs medical evaluation to include history, physical examination and appropriate radiographic studies. Use rice too - rest the ankle, ice it intermittently, compress & elevate. ...Read more

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Why does elevating an injury (like a broken ankle) help? Does it only reduce swelling or something more?

Why does elevating an injury (like a broken ankle) help? Does it only reduce swelling or something more?

Reduce swelling: Elevating an injury is a way to reduce swelling. Elevation should be used in conjuction with ice, and compression whenever possible. Ideally the injured limb should be raised above heart level. Decreasing swelling will in turn decrease pain, stiffness. Decreasing pain and stiffness will allow for an easier transition to physical therapy when the time comes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What to do if i need resources and aid in my recovery from a broken ankle?

County hospital: Seek out your country hospital for clinic near you that can help provide resources for your recovery. ...Read more

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Is a cast needed for a broken ankle?

Broken ankle: The answer depends on the type of fracture. If it is not surgically reduced, immobilization is critically important. There are certain types of minor fractures that do not require casting, but for the most part, it is an important part of the approach to maximizing the healing. ...Read more

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How much recovery time do you need after a broken ankle cast?

How much recovery time do you need after a broken ankle cast?

Will vary: A simple rule of thumb: for every day you are immobilized (crutches, splint, cast, cast boot, etc), it will take you two days to recover fom the immobilization. If you are immobilized for 6 weeks, it will take an addition 12 weeks to feel like you have recovered. This is not hard and fast, but is a simple guide. There are may factors tht play into your recovery. Dr zl. ...Read more

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