Broken Ankle

The human ankle is made with three significant bones: Tibia, Fibula and Talus. Tibia is shin bone, Fibula is lower leg bone and Talus is foot bone. Broken ankle can be happened in any stage of life. Basically it occurs twisting due to accident and sudden slip of legs. Broken ankle when caused due to impact of like these is called Rolled Ankle.

Symptoms of Broken Ankle:

The common symptom of broken ankle is the severe sprain sensation. Even the sufferers feel acute pain, appears black and blue marks on the affected area, soreness while touched. Besides all these patients have inflammation and they are unable to carry any weight. In case of critical fracture, the bone is jutted from end to end of the skin.


The orthopedic specialists advise the required diagnoses according to the injury. The symptoms of broken ankle gives an idea but for making sure these below mentioned diagnoses are done to give the patients proper evolution.

  • X-Ray
  • Stress X-Ray
  • CAT Scan or Computed Tomography
  • MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging


The pain from broken ankle is controlled by pain killing drugs or heavy dose though drip. According to the nature of fracture different kinds of procedures are followed to treat broken ankle.

  • Reduction
  • Plaster
  • Surgery

These above mentioned three ways are the exact way for treating broken ankle. Sometimes orthopedic specialists take decision to perform reduction process. It is nothing but a way of curtailment. It is required when the bone of ankle is dislocated or misaligned. Plaster cast is needed for the simple broken ankle injury for 4 to 6 weeks with pain killing medication. Surgery is the ultimate aim when fracture is very severe. It is called Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF).