An ankle fracture is damage to the continuity of one or more bones that make up the ankle joint. It can be partial or complete in nature. Treatment of an ankle fracture is dependent upon the severity of the injury. X-rays and other imaging studies will be necessary to determine the extent of the injury.
In severe ankle fractures surgery is required to put the bones back in proper alignment followed by immobilization to allow them to heal. For simple stable ankle fractures immobilization alone may all that is needed.
Footsupplystore.com carries a variety of products to aid in the treatment and recovery of an ankle fracture. A removable Cam Walker by Ovation is often used to provide protection and restrict motion of the ankle allowing the bones to heal properly. Once the bones are healed additional support of the ankle joint may be required. Footsupplystore.com has a wide selection of Ankle Braces by Bioskin and Ovation that can be used to support the ankle joint until full recovery has been achieved.