The most common bone and joint injuries are ankle injuries. How you should be careful about your ankle injury is depending upon the degree of pain, inability to walk and if the bone is broken or not. Most of the time, the doctor also has the same concern, is there a broken bone? Because diagnosing sprain, dislocation or tendon injury is much easier than diagnosing a fracture.
Let’s see what the main causes of an ankle fracture are. But before that, we need to know the structure of the ankle joint. It is made up of 3 bones coming together.
The tibia- It is the main bone of the lower leg, makes up the inside of the ankle joint.
The fibula- It is a smaller bone that parallels the tibia in the lower leg. It makes up the outside of the ankle joint.
The talus- Both the tibia and fibula are known as the singular is malleolus. Together they form an arch that sits on top of the talus.
These 3 bones- the tibia, fibula, and talus make up the bony elements of the ankle joint. It is stabilized by several ligaments that hold these bones in place.
Ankle Fracture Causes
Stress is the most common cause of an ankle fracture. If you stress an ankle joint beyond strength, you injure the joint. If there is only wear and tear on the ligaments then you have sprained the ankle. In case of breaking bones, you have an ankle fracture. It can occur with simultaneous tears of the ligaments. These are the reasons for ankle fracture:
- Twisting the ankle side to side
- Rolling the ankle in or out
- A strong force applied to the joint by coming straight down on it as in jumping from a high level
- Flexing or extending the joint
This is the general information about the causes of Ankle Fracture. We recommend you to take your doctor’s advice for proper guidance. We hope this information adds value to your knowledge. Watch out this space for more such information. Greetings for SYS Medtech International PVT. LTD.