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Does a broken ankle usually return to looking normal after surgery?
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Not always
Depending on the extent of the fracture, where in the ankle it occurred and what kind of surgery was done, there may be chronic appearence of enlargement of that ankle.
This has been my experience. This is not always the case though and sometimes i see patients who have had ankle fractures and surgery and their ankles look normal.However, they often have less range of motion compared to the other.

In brief: Not always
Depending on the extent of the fracture, where in the ankle it occurred and what kind of surgery was done, there may be chronic appearence of enlargement of that ankle.
This has been my experience. This is not always the case though and sometimes i see patients who have had ankle fractures and surgery and their ankles look normal.However, they often have less range of motion compared to the other.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually
It could depend if plates and screws where used to repair the ankle.
These could leave the ankle looking swollen and enlarged.

In brief: Usually
It could depend if plates and screws where used to repair the ankle.
These could leave the ankle looking swollen and enlarged.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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