What is an ankle fracture, and how is it treated?
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An ankle fracture, more commonly referred to as a “broken ankle”, is a fracture to one or more of the bones that make up the ankle joint.
Fractures can occur in any or all of the bones of the ankle joint, including:
These injuries can be the result of a slip and fall, an accident, or a direct blow to the ankle.
In some instances, only one of the bones is fractured and, in other instances, several of the bones may fracture at the same time.
Fracturing more than one of the bones in the ankle leads the ankle to become more unstable and may increase pain and lack of mobility.
Patients who sustain an ankle fracture may experience the following symptoms:
At OrthoNeuro, our Board Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists have helped thousands of patients with Ankle Fractures live active and healthy lives using the latest non-surgical options.
Depending on the severity of the fracture as well as how many bones have been fractured, treatments can be either non-surgical or surgical.
Your OrthoNeuro Specialist will determine what treatment options are best for you based on X-Rays and the severity of symptoms.
At OrthoNeuro non-surgical treatment options may include:
In the instances where the fracture is severe or the ankle is unstable, your OrthoNeuro Specialist may recommend a surgical procedure to fixate the fracture.
During the procedure:
Patients who are experiencing the symptoms of an ankle fracture should not delay a diagnosis. The decision of what treatments are best for you will be determined by what you and your OrthoNeuro Specialist feel are best.
If you have been suffering the symptoms of an ankle fracture, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists at one of our 7 convenient locations throughout Greater Columbus.
Best of all, most patients can be seen within 24 hours of making an appointment.
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