Ankle fracture

Ankle joint most common joint injured in sports.

Annual incidence is at least 5 per 10,000 persons but is higher among older women at 16-20 per 10,000 persons per year, and younger men at 13-28 per 10,000 persons per year.

Lateral ankle sprains account for 90% of all ankle injuries.

Ankle fractures account for approximately 15% of ankle injuries.

Ankle joint made up by the distal tibia, fibula and talus bones bound together by the joint capsule and surrounding ligaments.

Ankle fracture is treated with realignment reduction, sometime with surgical fixation, followed by a period of immobilization.

Recovery of fracture occurs initially rapidly, but slows and can take up to 2 years.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *