Broken Ankle (Ankle Fracture)
An fracture is a break of the .
About Ankle Fractures
When people twist their they might sprain it. This means that and around the are injured. But sometimes the ankle joint is fractured (broken) instead. This is a more serious injury that may affect one or more in your ankle. If the ankle joint is fractured, the are often torn and damaged too. The foot becomes swollen, is painful and can no longer hold any weight.
It takes several days or weeks for the swelling to go down completely, and can take months for the to fully recover from the fracture. Until then, the foot cannot be moved much and cannot carry much weight…