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Broken ankle or just a sprain, what's the difference?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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In brief: Many possible signs

Twisting ones’ ankle can lead to a sprained ankle.
Often times, this may result in ligament or tendon injuries which may lead to ankle bruising, swelling, pain, and possibly instability. An x-ray of the foot and ankle will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture.

In brief: Many possible signs

Twisting ones’ ankle can lead to a sprained ankle.
Often times, this may result in ligament or tendon injuries which may lead to ankle bruising, swelling, pain, and possibly instability. An x-ray of the foot and ankle will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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In brief: There are many

Sprain is an injury of the ligaments and the broken ankle is an injury of the bone as well as surrounding soft tissue.
In addition, healing times and recovery is different.

In brief: There are many

Sprain is an injury of the ligaments and the broken ankle is an injury of the bone as well as surrounding soft tissue.
In addition, healing times and recovery is different.
Dr. Michael Genkin
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