Ankle Fracture (cont.)
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Broken Ankle Diagnosis
A doctor will evaluate the ankle to determine if there is an ankle fracture or if the joint has been damaged sufficiently to become unstable. Joint instability often suggests multiple fractures, a fracture with a ligament injury, ligament injury alone, or dislocation.
The doctor will seek a history of the injury and will ask questions to determine the possible fracture patterns.
The doctor will perform a physical exam, looking for:
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