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A friend's child was just diagnosed with broken ankle, is that a serious condition?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Varies a lot

Kids with growing bones can have lots of variation in the significance of the "fracture lable.
The ankle ligaments are a bit stronger than some of the growing bone, so a kid may pull off a chip where a mature adult would get a sprain. They can get a fx thru a growth plate that could create problems, but as a whole, they tend to heal quickly under proper supervision with good outcome.

In brief: Varies a lot

Kids with growing bones can have lots of variation in the significance of the "fracture lable.
The ankle ligaments are a bit stronger than some of the growing bone, so a kid may pull off a chip where a mature adult would get a sprain. They can get a fx thru a growth plate that could create problems, but as a whole, they tend to heal quickly under proper supervision with good outcome.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Kirt Kimball
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Potentially

Depends n the specific nature, location and degree of displacement of the fracture.
Some require surgical fixation while others need time and a splnt. Get an expert opinion quickly so all your options are available.

In brief: Potentially

Depends n the specific nature, location and degree of displacement of the fracture.
Some require surgical fixation while others need time and a splnt. Get an expert opinion quickly so all your options are available.
Dr. Kirt Kimball
Dr. Kirt Kimball
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: It could be

It depend on the kind of the fracture, how involve the bone and the growth plate.
Most of them healed with no problems and rarely could have growth bone issues. Thank you.

In brief: It could be

It depend on the kind of the fracture, how involve the bone and the growth plate.
Most of them healed with no problems and rarely could have growth bone issues. Thank you.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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