Broken Ankle

What is a Broken Ankle?

A broken ankle, also known as a fractured ankle, occurs when one or more bones in the ankle joint break.

What Causes a Broken Ankle?

A broken ankle has many potential causes, including, but not necessarily limited to:

  • Twisting or rolling the ankle
  • A sudden impact on the ankle, such as a fall or auto accident
  • Repetitive motions

Broken Ankle Symptoms

Symptoms of a broken ankle include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Ankle pain
  • Ankle swelling
  • In severe cases, bone may appear out of the skin

If you or a loved one experience any of the above symptoms of a broken ankle, it's important to seek medical attention. If untreated, a broken ankle can get worse and has the potential for long term problems.

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Broken Ankle Treatment Options

SOS ankle doctors have the experience and specialized equipment to diagnose a broken ankle. The SOS team has helped patients by providing treatments for a broken ankle.

Broken ankle treatments vary depending on the severity.

Broken ankle treatment options include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Applying a splint or cast
  • Applying a protective boot
  • Using crutches to prevent weight from being put on the ankle
  • Surgery

Which is the Best Ankle Treatment for You or Your Loved One?

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