Ankle fracture fixation is a crucial surgical procedure that realigns broken ankle bones, ensuring proper healing and restoring function. Typically performed on an outpatient basis, this surgery involves making a small incision, aligning the fracture, and using screws or plates for permanent fixation. Ankle fractures, caused by accidents, injuries, or falls, require immediate medical attention with symptoms like bruising, pain, and swelling.
Ankle fracture fixation is a surgical procedure that aligns and fixates fractured ankle bones so they can heal properly. The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis, although procedures for severe fractures may require a one or more night hospital stay.
During this procedure, the following steps are performed:
The incision is carefully closed and sterilely dressed to prevent infection and ensure proper healing. A comfortable plaster splint is formed to the ankle and lower leg and set to a neutral position.
An ankle fracture is a serious injury that requires immediate medical attention. X-rays are taken to determine the severity and location of the fracture. Fractures that cannot heal on their own and/or change the anatomy and function of the ankle joint require surgical intervention. Accidents, injuries, falls, and direct blows may cause ankle fractures. Symptoms that typically present include the following:
Our Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeons are experts in ankle fracture fixation.
Patients who injure their ankle and experience symptoms are advised to make an appointment as soon as possible.