Ankle fractures are not as common as ankle sprains, but when they occur you should get prompt attention from our foot specialist here at the practice of Vipul Dua MD. It's important to make sure that the bone heals properly and quickly.It is not always obvious to tell the nature of the injury when you suffer ankle pain. Is it a sprain of the ligament or a break of the bone? Certainly, if you have been unfortunate enough to suffer a serious compound fracture, the signs will be considerably more obvious. When you have a hairline Hartford ankle fracture
, though, it takes an examination and x-rays to make a conclusive determination. There are various possible causes, such as twisting your ankle, landing on it the wrong way, tripping and falling, or having something heavy fall on it. What is less important than why it happened is what is going to be done about your Hartford ankle fracture
. After the test results are evaluated, Dr. Dua will identify and implement the most appropriate treatment protocol.
If the fracture was clean, meaning that there were no bone fragments and the two pieces of bone are not separated (think of a broken glass where the pieces fit back together perfectly), you will probably only need to have a cast put on it, and use crutches or a walker during the recovery process. Anti-inflammatory medication and/or over-the-counter pain relievers are helpful in dealing with swelling and discomfort that may occur. If the bone needs to be set, that means surgery and likely a longer time for healing.
Our goal is to address your Hartford ankle fracture
without delay so that you can achieve the best possible results and be back on your feet soon. Call us to arrange an appointment right away.
Vipul Dua, MD
2800 Tamarack Avenue, Suite 106
South Windsor, CT 06074
By Vipal Dua, MD
February 28, 2019