I am Dr. Ojo, fellowship trained foot & ankle specialist here at OrthoGeorgia. I’m here to talk about ankle fractures. A fracture is a broken bone that can occur anywhere in your body. They are very common in the foot and ankle region. There are different kinds of fractures. We have simple fractures that are clean breaks on the bone to more severe combined fractures, where the bone is broken into multiple pieces.
There are various causes of ankle fractures. It could be, you know, something as simple as rolling your ankle in the yard or more severe causes like falling off a ladder or roof, or a motor vehicle accident.
Patients will typically present with bruising, pain, and swelling in the ankle and foot. Occasionally they are unable to put pressure on it – depending on if it’s a simple fracture, and in more severe cases, they have trouble just bearing weight on their foot. When I see these patients in the clinic, we get imaging studies to include x-rays and CT scans and MRI, just depending on the fracture and the fracture pattern. The treatment options include a lace-up ankle brace, a walking boot, or a cast. In more severe cases, we discuss surgical options.
Dr. Oluwatosin Ojo is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon at OrthoGeorgia who works with patients at our Macon and Warner Robins offices. His special interests include all conditions of the foot & ankle for adults and children, including Achilles tendon repair, ankle arthritis, arthroscopy, ankle fusion, instability, cartilage injuries, and fracture care. Dr. Ojo is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, and is one of two Fellowship Trained Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeons in Central Georgia.
OrthoGeorgia’s foot & ankle specialists are proud to work with patients every day to treat all foot and ankle problems, from common conditions to sudden injuries. Our team of professionals will explore every avenue of treatment to restore our patients to the quality of life they deserve. Patients at OrthoGeorgia have access to orthopaedic care with a variety of focuses, along with orthopaedic services such as a Surgery Center, Orthopaedic Urgent Care, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Diagnostic Center, DME/Casting, Workers’ Compensation, a pharmacy, and a Bone Health Clinic. We want to make sure all steps of your care journey are covered at OrthoGeorgia – to learn more or to schedule an appointment in Macon (Building A or our Macon Spine and Orthopaedic Center), Warner Robins, Kathleen, Milledgeville, or Dublin, please contact us today.
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