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An ankle fracture is a break to one of the bones around the ankle joint. This happens when force beyond the capacity of the bone is placed on the ankle. They can occur as a result of a nasty ankle sprain or direct blow to the ankle, and can vary in severity—from a minor incomplete fracture to a complex comminuted (fragmented) and open fracture. Ankle fractures result in pain, swelling and limited function around the ankle. The break usually occurs at one of the lower leg bones (tibia and fibula), but can also occur to the talus (bone inside the hinge of the ankle).


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