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What is the main difference between a twisted ankle and a broken ankle?
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Dr. J.Milo Sewards
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Ligaments vs Bone
A twisted, or sprained ankle is an injury to one or more of the ligaments that connect the bones of the lower leg and foot.
A broken ankle is a fracture of one or more of the bones of the lower leg. One can usually recover from a sprain within a few weeks, while a fracture usually takes about 8-12 weeks to heal.

In brief: Ligaments vs Bone
A twisted, or sprained ankle is an injury to one or more of the ligaments that connect the bones of the lower leg and foot.
A broken ankle is a fracture of one or more of the bones of the lower leg. One can usually recover from a sprain within a few weeks, while a fracture usually takes about 8-12 weeks to heal.
Dr. J.Milo Sewards
Dr. J.Milo Sewards
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Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Injury
A 'twisted' ankle really just describes the mechanism of injury.
An ankle sprain usually refers to injury of the ankle ligaments whereas a 'broken' ankle describes a fracture to the bone. These injuries can be treated nonoperatively or surgically depending on the damage.

In brief: Injury
A 'twisted' ankle really just describes the mechanism of injury.
An ankle sprain usually refers to injury of the ankle ligaments whereas a 'broken' ankle describes a fracture to the bone. These injuries can be treated nonoperatively or surgically depending on the damage.
Dr. David Bloome
Dr. David Bloome
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