Ankle fracture

The ankle joint is one of the areas of the body that moves the most and carries the greatest loads. As such, it is particularly prone to injury. The damage can range from a minor sprain to a severe fracture and can impact one or more ligaments or bones. Due to the differences in function and configuration of the ankle bones, the prognosis following an ankle fracture can vary widely. There are two broad categories: fractures with dislocation of the joint and fractures without dislocation. The first type does more extensive damage to the cartilage, ligaments and other structures around the joint.