The ankle joint is formed by the tibia and fibula bones in the leg and the talus bone in the foot. Suspected ankle/talus fractures require immediate assessment and treatment. Surgery may also be required.
Treatment of foot and ankle fractures
Every fracture injury should be evaluated to ensure appropriate treatment. Tests such as an x-ray, bone scan or MRI may be required in order to assess the extent of the fracture.
Treatment of fractures in the foot and ankle usually involve immobilisation for several weeks to assist with healing. However, the specific treatment program recommended will depend on the nature and severity of the fracture injury.