Doctor's Notes on Broken Ankle (Fracture) Pictures, Symptoms, Treatment, and Surgery and Recovery
A fractures or broken ankle is a break in one of the bones that make up the ankle joint. A broken ankle is a common injury that is most often caused by a traumatic injury involving rolling of the ankle either inward or outward. A broken ankle can sometimes occur along with a sprain of the ankle, which is damage to the ligaments of the ankle joint.
Symptoms and signs of a broken ankle include pain that may be severe, swelling, bruising or blistering, inability to walk or bear weight on the ankle, and deformity or change in appearance of the ankle. Other possible associated symptoms and signs can include bone protruding through the skin and scrapes, cuts, or abrasions on the surface of the skin.
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