Ankle Fracture Ankle fractures can develop by twisting injuries of ankle or direct fall or impact. These are bony injuries involving lower ends of leg bones (tibia & fibula). Symptoms Pain Swelling Difficulty in bearing weight Deformed ankle Bruises Open wound Risk factors and Causes It is usually caused by twisting injury of ankle but can be caused by direct impact. High impact sports Missed steps while walking Osteoporosis Falls Accidents Treatment Treatment depends on bones involved, type of fracture, severity of injury Immobilization in plaster – as a primary management it is done for most of ankle fractures. It minimizes pain, swelling and supports ankle Medicines for pain relief and swelling Plaster cast – can be done if stable and undisplaced fracture. Surgical intervention –depending on type of fracture surgical fixation is planned.