Ankle Fractures Specialties 

Experienced Podiatrists in Bradenton, Tampa, & Sarasota

At Florida Foot and Ankle Specialists, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional foot and ankle care. With a team of highly skilled and board-certified podiatrists, have undergone extensive fellowship training in diagnosing and treating a wide range of foot, ankle, and lower leg conditions. From routine preventive care to regenerative medicine and complex reconstructive surgery, we utilize advanced treatments and techniques to ensure optimal outcomes for our patients.

Our top priority is your well-being, and we are committed to providing personalized and compassionate care to every individual. We strive to create a supportive and nurturing environment that caters to your specific needs, enabling you to regain mobility as swiftly as possible while maintaining the highest standards of treatment. Our experienced team will guide you through every step of your foot and ankle journey, ensuring that you receive the utmost attention and expertise.

If you have any questions or concerns about your foot or ankle condition, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to assist you and provide the comprehensive care you deserve. Trust us to be your partners in achieving optimal foot and ankle health, so you can live life to the fullest.


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    Ankle Fractures

    What is an ankle fracture?

    An ankle fracture refers to the breaking of one or more of the three main bones in the ankle: the tibia, fibula, and talus. Fractures can be partial or complete, and may be non-displaced, minimally displaced, or displaced, which refers to the alignment of the bones.

    What are the different types of ankle fractures?

    The types of ankle fractures include avulsion fractures, fibular fractures, bimalleolar fractures, trimalleolar fractures, and pilon fractures. Each type requires a unique treatment approach, and not all ankle fractures are the same.

    What symptoms suggest I may have an ankle fracture?

    Symptoms of an ankle fracture can include significant pain, discomfort, swelling, bruising, deformity, and inability to walk. These symptoms can result from direct trauma, trips, falls, rolling your ankle on uneven surfaces, or sports injuries.

    What could happen if I don’t get my ankle fracture treated?

    Untreated ankle fractures can lead to severe arthritis, soft tissue damage, nerve or vessel damage, infection (especially with open fractures), compartment syndrome, malunion, nonunion, and persistent dysfunction. Therefore, prompt evaluation and treatment are critical.

    How is an ankle fracture evaluated?

    Evaluation of an ankle fracture typically begins with ankle X-rays and a clinical evaluation. Depending on the severity of the injury, advanced imaging studies such as a CT scan may be recommended.

    What treatment options are available for ankle fractures?

    The treatment plan for an ankle fracture depends on the type, location, and severity of the fracture. Conservative measures such as splinting, casting, or a fracture boot may be sufficient for some cases. In others, surgical intervention such as arthroplasty might be necessary. Our specialists are experienced in both internal and external fixation for ankle fractures, and can even perform minimally invasive procedures.

    What is your approach to patient care?

    Our goal is to reduce your pain, ensure your fracture heals properly, and get you back to your desired activities as soon as possible. We prioritize patient education, discussing all pros and cons if ankle surgery is recommended. We understand making these decisions can be difficult, and we’re here to help. Schedule an appointment with our specialists today for a proper evaluation and treatment plan.

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