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Comment from: cea, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 14

I am a flight attendant and was getting out of the van at the airport to go to work and missed the last step. Knew something was wrong when I couldn't stand on it. They sent me to the emergency room and I found out that I had three broken bones in my foot. A plate and four screws later I still cannot put weight on it.

Comment from: mountain artist, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 06

I am a 66 yr-old female with no previous balance issues. Five months ago I fell from a lower stair landing onto a concrete basement floor after reaching for a light switch. I was taken to an emergency room and one broken ankle was put in a temporary cast. Three days later at an orthopedic clinic in my home state, I was properly diagnosed with 2 broken ankles: one a simple fibula break, and the other with four fractures in the ankle & foot. Now, I am very thankful for excellent PT where work continues.

Comment from: Leo, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: August 11

In had teed off on my golf course and the tee was a bit elevated. The grass was slippery and I slid down and twisted my foot. I went home, put ice packs on it for 30 minutes and looked up on Google what I could and should do. It said to go to the emergency department. They took an X-ray which showed a thin crack in the ankle bone. My foot was swollen it all was a bit tender. They placed a cast from the toes to the knee and gave me crutches. They referred me to go after seven days to the fracture clinic of the hospital. I now have an appointment on Monday which is exactly seven days after the accident. I had some discomfort with the cast but the swelling went down withintwo2 days. Your article is excellent and informed me well.

Comment from: Nicole, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: June 28

I was in soccer camp when a girl from the opposing team kicked me hard in the ankle.

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