Ankle Fracture Treatment from Orthopedic Doctors in the Quad Cities
Comprehensive ankle fracture treatment is provided by the experienced orthopedic specialists at ORA Orthopedics – the largest and most innovative provider of musculoskeletal care in the Quad Cities. Generations of families in Moline, IL, Davenport, IA, Bettendorf, IA, and surrounding communities have placed their orthopedic health in our hands since our founding in 1963, and you can confidently do the same. By utilizing the latest advances in bone fracture treatment, our doctors help patients return to the things they love about living as quickly and safely as possible.
An ankle fracture occurs when one or more of the bones that make up the ankle joint (the tibia, fibula and talus) break. Often, the ligaments that hold these bones in place are also damaged when the ankle is injured. Anyone at any age can sustain an ankle fracture from falling, twisting the foot awkwardly or as a result of trauma, such as a car accident.
The most common indicators of a fractured ankle include:
- Ankle pain that is immediate and intense
- A swollen and/or bruised ankle
- Inability to put weight on the affected foot
- Visible ankle deformity
At the ORA Orthopedics Foot & Ankle Center of Excellence in the Quad Cities, board-certified doctors collaborate with a team of licensed physical therapists to provide a full range of ankle fracture treatment. The best course of care will depend on the specific location and type of fracture, but generally speaking, our doctors may recommend immobilization with a cast or splint, in addition to surgery to realign the ankle bones (in more extensive cases).
Contact ORA Orthopedics today to learn more about our individualized approach to ankle fracture treatment and to schedule an appointment with a doctor on our team. We have extended hours and offer same- or next-day appointments to patients throughout the Quad Cities.