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Broken Ankle

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Comment from: Bubbebaby , 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 15

I had transverse fracture on the outside of the ankle and avulsion fracture on the inside. I fell sideways on a part of the walkway a few inches lower. My ankle turned outward.

Comment from: Charlene, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 26

I was crossing the road at an intersection in front of a stationary car waiting to turn left when he started to move and hit me at a low speed. I went over the hood and slammed onto the pavement on my right side foot first. I suffered a Weber category 1-A fracture with bruising of the tibia and ligament damage.

Comment from: Maggie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 03

Nearly 12 years ago I stepped out through the sliding door, my foot slipped and I heard a pop and a crack, rolled over and my toes on my right foot were pointing across to my left foot. I had dislocated and broken my right ankle. The emergency department put the ankle back into place and I had surgery, resulting in 4 screws and a plate in my ankle. Then 4 years ago I had to have another operation on it as it was giving me a lot of trouble. I had to have a tendon shortened because of the original dislocation, so now I still have the plate and 11 screws, and it still gives me grief. I can't see me ever walking properly again.

Comment from: Ruby, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 01

On June 28th, I fell off my colt, high velocity, hard landing, and fractured my left anterior malleolus. It is not as painful as the hematoma on the back and side of my thigh. I hope to leave for a hiking trip to Ireland on July 24th. The emergency room doctor called it a small teardrop fracture.

Comment from: deb, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 16

I was standing on a three foot high concrete cistern and was pulling on a hose that was stuck on a fence. I lost that tug-o-war when the hose suddenly came loose and I lost my balance and fell off and down the hill. Luckily I had two strong teenage sons who helped me to hop on one foot across 1/2 acre to the car. My ankle was broken in three places. It was repaired with a metal plate and 9 screws. I was in a hard cast for two weeks.

Comment from: Kiwanna, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 17

I had a trimalleolar fracture. The doctor had my cast off 2 weeks later and began pushing for winging the crutches.

Comment from: Mallow53, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 10

I have a trimalleolar fracture with dislocation. I slipped on ice covered stairs. It happened so fast I could hardly believe it. I was taken by ambulance to the emergency room and had a surgical repair the next morning.

Comment from: Phil, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: February 03

I am at 98 days, fractured both ankles in a 20 foot fall. The left ankle is great, fixed with 2 screws, and working well. Right had fixator, got infected, got cleaned out, got final stitches out, 7 screws, and 2 plates; really bad fracture. I'm walking with a boot and crutches. My full weight is on right foot. I am a very active person, and I tend to push the envelope a lot, I really want to know other thoughts.

Comment from: 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 29

I have broken my ankle, surgery is required.

Comment from: Colleen, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 12

I had a bimalleolar fracture on my right ankle. During surgery they placed pins and a plate, and my ankle is in a soft cast for two weeks.

Comment from: Nivedita, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 16

I fell from two-wheeler. The vehicle weight was on my right leg and my right ankle joint got fractured in two places. The doctor put a hard cast on it and advised me not to bear weight on it for eight weeks.

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