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What sort of problem is an ankle fracture?
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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
4 doctors agree
In brief: Varies by severity
Some ankle fractures are stable and can be treated in a boot or brace (usually when just the fibula bone is broken and the ligaments are minimally injured).
Unstable fractures (both bones broken, or one bone with severe ligament injury) will require surgery for best outcomes.

In brief: Varies by severity
Some ankle fractures are stable and can be treated in a boot or brace (usually when just the fibula bone is broken and the ligaments are minimally injured).
Unstable fractures (both bones broken, or one bone with severe ligament injury) will require surgery for best outcomes.
Dr. Daniel Farber
Dr. Daniel Farber
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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Bone injury
If the multiple bones in the ankle break, they will bleed at the fracture site.
This blood will clot and form the matrix ie the building forms upon which the new bone cells will eventually form from new bone forming cells that develop. In order to prevent the bone edges from moving around, that would cause much more pain and delayed or even non healing, casting or screwing bone is needed.

In brief: Bone injury
If the multiple bones in the ankle break, they will bleed at the fracture site.
This blood will clot and form the matrix ie the building forms upon which the new bone cells will eventually form from new bone forming cells that develop. In order to prevent the bone edges from moving around, that would cause much more pain and delayed or even non healing, casting or screwing bone is needed.
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
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