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Ankle and foot fractures

We provide a range of treatments for fractures to the ankle joint – outer ankle, medial malleolus and talus – and calcaneus, tarsals, metatarsals, and phalanges in the foot.

Therapy may be conservative with immobilisation and reduced strain, or surgical by stabilising the bone with metal implants; this will depend on bone fracture location, extent of any existing deformity, and other factors such as age, bone quality, joint involvement, and soft-tissue condition.

The general aim of treatment is to restore the bone anatomy affected for normal skeletal function while preventing long-term effects such as arthritis.

The assessment and decision as to which therapy will be used depends on each individual case.