What is a broken ankle?

What is a broken ankle?

Broken ankles, or ankle fractures, are one of the most common causes of ankle pain. They’re also one of the most common bone fractures. Treatment for broken ankles depends on the fracture. More serious fractures require ankle surgery. It can take weeks or months for you to recover from an ankle fracture. What is a broken ankle?

How do I desensitize a broken ankle?

You really need to just continue with the physical therapy and practice putting weight on the foot to desensitize it. If you can, please check my post Rehabbing my broken ankle for more details.

What happened to your niece when you broke your ankle?

My niece died the day after I broke my ankle, but she has been my inspiration. She fought so hard to live, enduring the loss of her hair, 2-3 rounds of chemo, metastasis of her cancer, radiation, and then surgery to put in a peg as her esophagus was completed damaged by the radiation.

What happens if you roll your ankle and break it?

Rolling your ankle can cause a break in the knobby bumps at the end of the tibia and fibula. A broken or fractured ankle is an injury to the bone. You may experience a broken ankle from a twisting injury from a simple misstep or fall, or from direct trauma during a car crash, for example.

What is a broken ankle? A broken ankle is a fracture or multiple fractures of one or more of three bones in the ankle joint: the tibia (shinbone), the fibula (outer bone of the lower leg), and the talus.

Can you walk on a broken ankle?

A broken ankle, also known as an ankle fracture, is one of the most common lower leg injuries. It can be very painful and needs to be seen by a medical professional as soon as possible because it may need treatment to heal properly. Walking on a broken ankle can make the injury worse so if in doubt, get it checked out.

What is the targettreatment for ankle fractures?

Treatment is based on the alignment of the bones and the stability of the ankle joint. The goal is to have the bones heal as closely to perfect as possible so as to prevent any residual instability or malalignment of the bone. A malalignment of as little as two millimeters in the ankle joint can lead to arthritis.

When can I put weight on my broken ankle?

Your doctor will tell you when it’s okay to put weight on your broken ankle. For most people, it’s after around 2-6 weeks although it may be less or more depending on the type and severity of your fracture. It’s really important not to put any weight on your leg before this as walking on a broken ankle too early can prevent it from healing.

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