Fractured Ankle Treatments

Ankle fractures are common injuries. Some fractures can be managed in a plaster cast or CAM boot while others require surgery. If the fractured bone has moved apart too much or if the ankle is unstable due to fractures surgery may be required. Trauma Surgeons at Victorian Bone and Joint Specialists will assess your ankle injury and organise x-rays and scans if required. If surgery is needed, our specialists will help guide you through the process as a successful outcome will require recovery and rehabilitation often with physiotherapists close to your home location in Melbourne.

VBJS Patella Xray

A simple crack in the bone, while painful, will normally heal well. Surgeons at Victorian Bone and Joint Specialists will immobilise the ankle and often advise treatment with a cast or boot. Follow up x-rays maybe required.

 If the broken bone has moved too much or if there is instability of the ankle surgery to lock the bone back in place maybe the best option. Your surgeon at Bone and Joint will discuss this with you. There are risks with surgery. These include infection, delayed healing or no healing of the bone. Sometime surgery to remove screws or the plate is required in the future.

Fractured ankle with surgery to fix the bone
X-rays showing healing

Once fixed, you can normally begin to move the ankle after a few weeks under the instruction of your surgeon.