Ankle Fracture (cont.)
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What are the signs and symptoms of a broken ankle?
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Signs and symptoms of ankle injuries and ankle fractures tend to be obvious.
What is the difference between a sprained ankle and a broken ankle?
The difference between a broken ankle and a sprained ankle is that a fracture or break in the bone is necessary to have a broken ankle. Any crack, break, or chip in the anklebone is considered a fractured ankle. A sprained ankle is an injury where there is tear or disruption of the ligaments (the fibrous tissue that holds bone to bone in a joint). A severe injury to the ankle can consist of both a fracture and a sprain at the same time. Depending on the type and severity of the fracture or the sprain, the prognosis of a sprain may actually be worse than a fracture.
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