An ankle fracture involves any type of break or crack in the tibia, fibula or talus. This can include injury to one or more of the bones that make up the ankle joint. The more bones that are broken, the more complicated and severe the fracture is.
Patients with a broken ankle may experience:
- Inability to walk
- Physical deformity
Treatment for a broken ankle may include wearing a cast or brace, applying ice and taking anti-inflammatory medication. Stable fractures can usually heal using conservative measures within a few weeks, while more complicated ones may require surgery to reposition the broken bone.