A fractured ankle or foot can range from a simple break in one bone which may not affect your daily activities, to several fractures which may require treatment. Treatment ranges from non-surgical to surgical procedures depending on the location of your fracture.
Your consultant will examine you and ask you to demonstrate certain movements to check how well your foot and ankle is working. You might need some additional tests, which will be fully discussed with you during your appointment. This may include the following:
Procedures can include:
You may need surgery if you have any of the following symptoms:
The procedure is performed under either a spinal anaesthetic or general anaesthetic which will depend upon your choice, your concurrent medical conditions and review by the consultant anaesthetist. It is often performed as a day case procedure. Recovery is dependent upon the type and severity of the fracture.