S/P ORIF Ankle

An incision will be made on or around your ankle. Caregivers will use wires, screws, plates, or pins to put the broken bones back together. A bone graft may be placed in or around the fracture to fill any defect. Bone is added to make it stronger as the natural bone grows around the graft. A bone graft is bone from another part of your body or another person. Caregivers may flush the area to remove small, loose pieces of broken bone. Damaged blood vessels and nerves will also be repaired. X-rays may be taken to see if the bones are in the correct position. The wound will be closed with stitches or medical tape and covered with bandages.
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  • Pain in the ankle
  • Swelling in the ankle
  • Loss of ROM in the ankle
  • Bruising
  • Ankle instability
  • Fractured ankle
  • Twisting ankle
  • Trip or fall
  • Direct blow
  • Period of immobilization in a non-weight bearing splint, then cast x 4 weeks
  • Passive ROM, then progress to active ROM
  • Lower extremity stretching
  • Foot intrinsic muscle strengthening
  • Lower extremity strengthening
  • Gait program



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