Ankle Fracture

Seeking Advice

Xray showing a fracture of the Fibula.
Xray showing a fracture of the Fibula.

Your Family Doctor (GP)

Your Family Doctor will be able to diagnose and help treat your problem. He or she will be able to

  • tell you about your problem
  • advise you of the best treatment methods
  • prescribe you medications
  • and if necessary, refer you to Specialists (Consultants) for further treatment

You may initially seek treatment for a broken foot or ankle in an emergency room or urgent-care clinic. If the pieces of broken bone aren't lined up properly to allow healing with immobilization, you may be referred to a doctor specializing in orthopaedic surgery.

What you can do


You may want to write a list that includes:

  • Detailed descriptions of your symptoms
  • Information about medical problems you've had
  • Information about the medical problems of your parents or siblings
  • All the medications and dietary supplements you take
  • Questions you want to ask the doctor

 

Diagram of an Ankle looking from the front. It shows different types of fractures around the Ankle Joint
Diagram of an Ankle looking from the front. It shows different types of fractures around the Ankle Joint
13 August, 2012