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What Do I Do If I Injured My Fractured Ankle 2nd Time
See specialist: See an orthopaedic surgeon so you and your ankle can be evaluated and determine if there is any underlying issue. ...Read more
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
Ask the 1 who Knows.: This answer should have been given to your by the operating surgeon, in both oral and written form. Without knowing the nature and extent of the repair, it is impossible to answer. More detail is needed, such as time frame, type of repair, fixation hardware etc and most importantly the seriousness of the fracture. ...Read more
I have a history of ligament damage and injured my ankle again....This time I have a bone chip fracture...What has to be done to fix this?
Depends on where : Some bone chips are stable within the ligament and can be treatd conservatively, others interfere with normal ankle motion and are best treated surgically. When there is pain with motion or with weight bearing it may need to be removed. Repeated injury to the ankle ligaments can lead to progressively more severe trauma and sometimes to ankle joint injury. Physical therapy can help too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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