About Ankle Fracture
A broken or fractured ankle can range from a simple break in one bone, which may not stop you from walking, to several fractures, which may force your ankle so out of place that you cannot put weight on it. If your ankle is stable, meaning the broken bone is not out of place or just barely out of place, you may not require surgery. The type of treatment required may also be based on where the bone is broken. Several different methods are used for protecting the fracture while it heals ranging from a high-top tennis shoe to a short leg cast. If the fracture is out of place or your ankle is unstable, your fracture may need to be treated with surgery.