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Fractures


 

Fractures

It’s very easy to break a bone in your foot or ankle. Sometimes a break can masquerade as a sprain. While most foot and ankle fractures heal well and eventually allow a return to full activity, early and accurate diagnosis can help speed recovery and reduce complications. If you have concern about a foot or ankle injury that is keeping you from activity, we are happy to try to help you recover from your injury and get back to full health.

Ankle Fractures (broken bone)

With increasing sports participation and an increase in the aging population, ankle fractures are on the rise. Since a similar injury mechanism for an ankle sprain can also cause a fracture, sometimes a “break” can masquerade as an ankle sprain. 

Some studies show younger men are at higher risk for ankle fractures than women, but women ages 50-70 are at greater risk for ankle fractures than men. Smoking has also been found to increase the risk of ankle fractures.

While most foot and ankle fractures heal well and eventually allow a return to full activity, early and accurate diagnosis can help speed recovery and reduce complications. Sometimes a fracture can be unstable or result in damage to nerves or vessels. 

A thorough history and exam performed by a physician trained in evaluating ankle injuries, such as a sports injury specialist is necessary if you have experienced an ankle injury and are experiencing pain and swelling or unable to bear weight on the injured ankle.

Location
Sports Health Northwest, Inc
12672 NW Barnes RD, STE 100
Portland, OR 97229
Phone: 503-747-6376
Fax: 503-530-8406
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