Ankle fractures are breaks in either both (Tibia and Fibula) or one of the bones that form the ankle joint. It is a common injury, involving 184/100,000 people a year. These injuries occur most often after trauma, such as a fall, a twisting over an uneven surface, a sports related event, or a motor vehicle accident.
There are a number of classifications of ankle fractures, depending on the bones involved and the severity of the injury. Diagnosis is via history and physical examination, as well as x-ray evaluation. MRI studies are sometimes indicated to evaluate any ligament injury along with an ankle fracture.
Treatment depends on the severity of the injury, as well patient specific factors such as general health, age, and activity level. Ultimately, either immobilization via compression boot or cast, or surgical repair may be necessary.
Drs. Subik and Notari treat ankle fractures at the Emergency Rooms at St. Mary’s Hospital and Hackensack University Medical Center. If you suffer an ankle fracture and want to be treated by us, either call the office or request that the Emergency Room Staff contact us.
Dr. Subik is Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery, as well as Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot. Dr. Notari is Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery.