Ankle Fracture (cont.)
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Broken Ankle Treatment
A broken ankle should be evaluated by a doctor or another health care professional. Until the person with the broken ankle can get to medical care, care at home for a broken ankle can include staying off the injured ankle, keep the ankle elevated, apply cold packs for the first 24 to 48 hours, and taking over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatory and pain medication such as ibuprofen (Advil). Medical treatment can include casting, taping, wrapping, booting, or surgery; depending on the type and severity of the fracture.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/16/2013
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