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Ankle Fracture

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by Calvagna M

(Broken Ankle)

 

Risk Factors

Factors that increase your chances of getting an ankle fracture include:
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Osteoporosis —common in women after menopause and in older, less active people
  • Any condition that increases the risk of falls, such as poor muscle control or poor balance
  • Participation in certain sports, such as basketball, football, soccer, and skiing
  • Being overweight
 

Prevention

To help prevent ankle fractures:
 

RESOURCES

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
http://www.aofas.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

British Columbia Podiatric Medical Association
http://www.foothealth.ca

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation
http://www.canorth.org

 

References


Ankle fracture. American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society website. Available at: http://www.aofas.org/footcaremd/conditions/ailments-of-the-ankle/Pages/Ankle-Fracture.aspx . Accessed August 20, 2014.


Ankle fractures (broken ankle). American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. Available at: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00391. Updated March 2013. Accessed August 20, 2014.


Chaudhry S, Egol KA. Ankle injuries and fractures in the obese patient. Orthop Clin North Am. 2011;42(1):45-53.


Scott AM. Diagnosis and treatment of ankle fractures. Radiol Technol. 2010;81(5):457-475.

 

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