Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Dislocated Ankle Overview

Another name for Dislocated Ankle is Ankle Dislocation.

What is an ankle dislocation?
A person with an ankle dislocation has a bone in the ankle joint that is out of place. The three bones that make up the ankle joint are the tibia and fibula in the leg and the talus in the foot. Ankle dislocations are uncommon and generally occur in combination with ankle fracture.

What are the symptoms of an ankle dislocation?
Common symptoms of an ankle dislocation include ankle pain, ankle swelling, and ankle joint deformity.

How does the doctor treat an ankle dislocation?
Treatment for an ankle dislocation requires relocating the ankle joint. In most cases, this is performed in the operating room.

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Last Updated: Feb 15, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Dislocated Ankle References
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