Main Article on Broken Ankle (Fracture) Question: What type of ankle fracture did you have, and how did it happen? Submit Your Comment Comment from: PattyG, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 21 I fell off a 5 ft. wall, broke my tibia on one place and fibula in 2 places, and shattered my ankle. I have eleven 2 inch screws and one 3 inch holding my ankle together, and 2 plates, one on each side. My incisions got infected so I ended up in wound care… eye opening experience. It has been 14 months and I am getting the screws and plates out. Every month I can walk better but still the first 20 steps when I get up every day to walk are tough. I would tell anyone who has this injury to be patient. Go to physiotherapy. 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: 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: 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: 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. SLIDESHOW Pictures of the 7 Riskiest Workout Moves, and How to Improve Them See Slideshow 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.