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How do you repair an ankle fracture?

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Your doctor has two options to fix your broken ankle. If it's stable and the bones are still in place, he may put you in a cast, splint, boot, or brace. It stops you from moving the joint while it heals, which can take about 6 weeks. But you may need surgery if your ankle is out of place or isn't stable enough to hold your body weight.

From: Osteoporosis and Ankle Fracture Repair WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Ankle Fractures (Broken Ankle)."

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: "Ankle Fractures Often Not Diagnosed."

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society: "Ankle Fracture Surgery."

University of Michigan Health System: "Ankle Fracture."

European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: “Management of Ankle Fractures in the Elderly.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on December 03, 2016

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Ankle Fractures (Broken Ankle)."

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: "Ankle Fractures Often Not Diagnosed."

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society: "Ankle Fracture Surgery."

University of Michigan Health System: "Ankle Fracture."

European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: “Management of Ankle Fractures in the Elderly.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on December 03, 2016

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