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Can a broken ankle cause peripheral vascular disease?
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
5 doctors agree
In brief: Not really
Not really. Pvd is most commonly caused by atherosclerosis.
The injury which caused the fracture could also have caused injury to the arteries. We see this in patients who have been in car accidents or dislocate their knee.

In brief: Not really
Not really. Pvd is most commonly caused by atherosclerosis.
The injury which caused the fracture could also have caused injury to the arteries. We see this in patients who have been in car accidents or dislocate their knee.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Unlikely
It could cause local disruption of some vessels so that you could get permenent swelling of that ankle but not so much the "traditional" PVD associated with diseases like diabetes or smoking.

In brief: Unlikely
It could cause local disruption of some vessels so that you could get permenent swelling of that ankle but not so much the "traditional" PVD associated with diseases like diabetes or smoking.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
In brief: Not likely
Peripheral vascular (arterial) disease (pad) is a more generalized problem than would be caused by a localized injury like a broken ankle.
High blood pressure, smoking, obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes, and the like are far more likely causes for pad than a broken ankle would be.

In brief: Not likely
Peripheral vascular (arterial) disease (pad) is a more generalized problem than would be caused by a localized injury like a broken ankle.
High blood pressure, smoking, obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes, and the like are far more likely causes for pad than a broken ankle would be.
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