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What are questions that your doctor might ask about your injured ankle?

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The doctor will seek a history of the injury and will ask the following. These questions are important because different mechanisms of injury are associated with different fracture patterns.

  • Where does it hurt now?
  • How long ago did your injury happen?
  • Does your knee, shin, or foot hurt also?
  • How did the injury happen?
  • Did your ankle turn in or out?
  • Did you hear a crack or a pop?
  • Were you able to walk immediately after the injury?
  • Can you walk now?
  • Do you have any new numbness or tingling in your leg, ankle, or foot?
  • Have you had previous ankle fractures, sprains, or surgeries?

From: Ankle Fractures WebMD Medical Reference

Author: Stephen J Wolf, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center. Coauthor(s): Erik D Barton, MD, MS, Associate Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Editors: Steven C Gabaeff, MD, FAAEM, Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Sutter Amador Hospital, Jackson, CA; Expert Consultant, Medical Board of California, Sacramento, CA; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Anthony Anker, MD, FAAEM, Attending Physician, Emergency Department, Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA.  




Ankle Fracture from eMedicineHealth

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on March 14, 2019

Author: Stephen J Wolf, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center. Coauthor(s): Erik D Barton, MD, MS, Associate Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Editors: Steven C Gabaeff, MD, FAAEM, Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Sutter Amador Hospital, Jackson, CA; Expert Consultant, Medical Board of California, Sacramento, CA; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Anthony Anker, MD, FAAEM, Attending Physician, Emergency Department, Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA.  




Ankle Fracture from eMedicineHealth

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on March 14, 2019

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