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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
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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
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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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