A fracture is a partial or complete break in a bone. In the ankle, fractures can range from the less serious avulsion injuries (small pieces of bone that have been pulled off) to severe shattering-type breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both.
Ankle fractures are common injuries that are most often caused by the ankle rolling inward or outward. Many people mistake an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain, but they are quite different and therefore require an accurate and early diagnosis. They sometimes occur simultaneously.
Following an ankle injury it is important to have the ankle evaluated by a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. If you are unable to do so right away, go to the emergency room and then follow up with a physician as soon as possible for a more thorough assessment.
If you feel you may have suffered an ankle fracture we invite you to call our office to schedule an appointment. You’ll find a tab to request an appointment and the phone number for our clinic conveniently located at the top of this page to get you started.