About Ankle Fractures

What is it and what are my treatment options?

Ankle Fracture Overview

Ankle fractures are a common type of fracture where one or more of the ankle bones break. Ankles fractures do not heal on their own and their symptoms become worse if they are not treated. An appointment with a Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) foot and ankle specialist should be made as soon as possible after an ankle injury.

Symptoms & Causes

Ankle fracture symptoms include:

  • Bruising
  • Difficulty walking or bearing weight
  • Severe Pain
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness

Ankle fracture causes include:

  • Falling
  • Impact accidents
  • Rolling the ankle
  • Tripping
  • Twisting the ankle

Common Treatments:

Nonsurgical treatment options treat nondisplaced ankle fractures—the bone remains anatomically aligned after the fracture. After a thorough evaluation, a CONA foot and ankle specialist may recommend:

  • Crutches
  • Immobilization in a cast, splint or boot
  • Pain and anti-inflammatory medications
  • Rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE)

Surgery may be recommended to treat displaced ankle fractures—the bone is not anatomically aligned after the fracture. During an open reduction internal fixation procedure, a CONA ankle specialist aligns and fixates the bone.

Make an Appointment
with A Foot & Ankle Specialist

Please make an appointment with a CONA foot and ankle specialist if you injure your ankle and experience ankle fracture symptoms.

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