Fractures of the ankle are common injuries sustained in sports, recreation, and accidental falls. Most people cannot walk on a broken ankle. Ankle fractures often involve a break of both bones of the ankle – the smaller fibula on the outer side of the ankle, as well as the larger tibia on the inner side of the joint. A broken fibula usually requires treatment with a plate and screws. A broken tip of the tibia usually requires treatment with screws. Sometimes a cast will suffice for treatment of an ankle fracture. Dr. Bushnell has treated ankle fractures in all kinds of situations – from simple missteps to major injuries from skydiving and rodeo accidents.
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