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What are the signs someone has ankle fracture?

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Fracture

Pain, swelling, loss of motion or stiffness of the joint, deformity, difficulty bearing weight.
This can be difficult to differentiate from a severe sprain or contusion without an xray.

In brief: Fracture

Pain, swelling, loss of motion or stiffness of the joint, deformity, difficulty bearing weight.
This can be difficult to differentiate from a severe sprain or contusion without an xray.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Dr. Jay Ryan
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pain

Inability to weight bear swelling pain bruising not all symptoms need to be present.
Please get an xray. Even if you think it might be broken, you should have an xray to make sure. It can be a lifelong disability if you choose to ignore it. Even severe ankle sprains can take over a year to improve from, if not treated properly.

In brief: Pain

Inability to weight bear swelling pain bruising not all symptoms need to be present.
Please get an xray. Even if you think it might be broken, you should have an xray to make sure. It can be a lifelong disability if you choose to ignore it. Even severe ankle sprains can take over a year to improve from, if not treated properly.
Dr. Jay Ryan
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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Bone out of skin!

But of course that would be obvious! usually severe swelling, inability to bear weight and point (focal) tenderness are suggestive signs.
If there is deformity then that makes the diagnosis easier. An x-ray is always needed to make the definitive diagnosis.

In brief: Bone out of skin!

But of course that would be obvious! usually severe swelling, inability to bear weight and point (focal) tenderness are suggestive signs.
If there is deformity then that makes the diagnosis easier. An x-ray is always needed to make the definitive diagnosis.
Dr. Daniel Farber
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