Frequently Asked Questions
What are the signs and symptoms of a simple fracture?
Symptoms of a Broken Ankle
- Pain. The pain may be moderate to severe, and it’s not always localized at the fracture. You may also experience pain throughout the foot area or even in your knee. ...
- Swelling. The joint may swell because of excess fluid caused by tissue damage.
- Bruising. Eventually, the area will probably bruise. Again, this isn’t specific to the actual ankle fracture. ...
What symptoms can occur in severe fractures?
These can include:
- Blood clots: Blockage of a blood vessel that can break free and move through the body.
- Cast-wearing complications: Can include pressure ulcers (sores) and joint stiffness.
- Compartment syndrome: Bleeding or swelling within the muscles surrounding the fracture.
- Hemarthrosis: Bleeding into the joint, causing it to swell.
Which of the following are signs and symptions of a fracture?
Signs and symptoms of a broken bone include: Swelling or bruising over a bone. Deformity of an arm or leg. Pain in the injured area that gets worse when the area is moved or pressure is applied. An inability to bear weight on the affected foot, ankle, or leg. Loss of function in the injured area. In open fractures, bone protruding from the skin.
What are the causes of fracture?
- Twisting or rolling your ankle
- Stress or impact from tripping or falling
- Direct impact from an accident, for example, a car wreck
- Injury from physical activity, for example, basketball