Ankle Fractures Explained

Brandon Nelson, DPM
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What is an Ankle Fracture?

A fracture is a partial or complete break in a bone. Fractures in the ankle can range from the less serious avulsion injuries (small pieces of bone that have been pulled off) to severe shattering-type breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both.

Ankle fractures are common injuries that are most often caused by ankle rolling inward or outward. Many people mistake an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain, but they are quiet different and therefore require an accurate an dearly diagnosis. They sometimes occur simultaneously.