When to Fix a Broken Ankle

September 17, 2014 5:32 PM

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When to Fix a Broken Ankle

Not every broken ankle requires surgery; however, it's important to have a better understanding of when surgery is needed. Neglecting a broken ankle could lead to ankle arthritis and/or structural deformity -- both of which can cause disability and chronic pain.

What Is A Broken Ankle? Ankle fractures are generally the result of a trauma or injury. An ankle fracture (which is synonymous with a broken ankle) means that one of the ankle bones has cracked. The crack can be subtle and show up faintly on the X-ray. The crack can be through-and-through the entire...

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