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Ankle Fracture (cont.)

Broken Ankle Prevention

Preventing ankle fractures can be difficult.

  • Many occur as "slip and fall" incidents. Being careful in activities is the best prevention.
  • Proper footwear when participating in sports also may reduce ankle fracture risk.
  • Splints, braces, or taping of a previously injured ankle may decrease the possibility of further injury or fracture.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/16/2013

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