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Ankle Sprain and Ankle Fracture

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  • Ligaments are like ropes that connect the bones.  When the ligaments in the bones of the ankle are injured, this is called an ankle sprain.  The Injury is usually a tear in a ligament.  An ankle sprain usually occurs on the outside of ankle joints.
  • An ankle Fracture occurs when the bones in the ankle are broken or cracked.  Fractures account for about 10%-15% of injuries in children.

  • Sensation that ankle gave way
  • Ankle pain
  • Painful to bear weight on the ankle
  • Ankle is bruised or swollen
  • Tenderness of the ankle

  • Sprain: Stretched or torn ligament caused by a twist Injury of the ankle, in which the foot is twisted underneath the ankle.
  • Fracture:
    1. A fall
    2. Child Abuse
    3. Bone disease

  • Rest
  • Compression and elevation
  • Ice first 24-48 hours
  • Wrap for support
  • If the sprain is moderate-severe, use crutches to avoid bearing weight.
  • Pain medications
  • If Fracture is present, immobilization and orthopedic evaluation are needed.

  • Growth arrest
  • Residual deformities
  • Progressive deformities

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