Don't Let An Ankle Fracture Go Untreated
IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION
At this time, our office continues to be open to new and existing patients. We use hospital-grade sanitizers and are taking measures to ensure patients maintain social distancing by not having anyone wait in our reception room with others. We are continuing operation in an effort to keep patients out of the urgent care clinics and hospital emergency departments, which increases the chances of being exposed to the virus. We have x-ray and ultrasound in the office to prevent you from having to go elsewhere.
For those patients who cannot or wish not to visit the office, we are offering private video telemedicine visits. Simply call the office at 713-785-7881 and ask for an e-visit and we will be happy to get you set up for an immediate appointment. You can also request an appointment through our website.
While sprains and fractures both present with pain, swelling, and bruising, the fractured or broken ankle will have pain and symptoms that continue longer. If a broken ankle is not treated properly, it can lead to infection, arthritis, continued swelling and pain, and deformities of the foot and ankle.
If a broken ankle is in good position, immobilization and keeping the pressure off of the limb may be sufficient. If the fracture is displaced or otherwise in poor position, surgery to repair the fracture may be necessary. This may involve the placement of screws and plates, bone grafts, ankle fusions, or ankle replacements depending on the severity of the fracture and the assessment of your ankle surgeon.
If you think that you sprained your ankle, but it just won't heal right, be sure to get it examined and properly treated. Contact our Houston foot and ankle surgery office for an immediate appointments and see what your options for treatment are.