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How is an ankle fracture typically treated?
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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: It depends
Some ankle fractures can be treated with braces and early weight bearing, while some require extensive surgery, and long periods of not putting weight on it.
X-ray is extremely important in diagnosing and directing treatment of ankle fractures.

In brief: It depends
Some ankle fractures can be treated with braces and early weight bearing, while some require extensive surgery, and long periods of not putting weight on it.
X-ray is extremely important in diagnosing and directing treatment of ankle fractures.
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
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In brief: Depends
It depends on what kind of fracture it is.
It could be treated conservatively in a cam boot or a cast. It may need surgery to secure the bones together so they heal properly.

In brief: Depends
It depends on what kind of fracture it is.
It could be treated conservatively in a cam boot or a cast. It may need surgery to secure the bones together so they heal properly.
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
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Dr. Oliver Wang
Podiatry
In brief: Depends on Severity
Ankle fractures can be simple avulsion fracture where a ligament pulls on an attachment to bone and cracks it.
These can be treated with cast immobilization if they are not displaced. Usually displaced fractures need to be fixed due to soft tissue which may fall into the separation and keep a fracture from healing. Most ankle fractures are from twists and may need surgery if displaced or short.

In brief: Depends on Severity
Ankle fractures can be simple avulsion fracture where a ligament pulls on an attachment to bone and cracks it.
These can be treated with cast immobilization if they are not displaced. Usually displaced fractures need to be fixed due to soft tissue which may fall into the separation and keep a fracture from healing. Most ankle fractures are from twists and may need surgery if displaced or short.
Dr. Oliver Wang
Dr. Oliver Wang
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