Foot and Ankle Fractures and Fracture Complications

Fractures of the foot and ankle are not always easy to manage. Proper assessment and treatment with extreme care of soft tissue envelope are extremely important to maintain the weight bearing function of the limb.

 Missed injuries are not uncommon due to the complex bony and ligamentous structure of the foot and ankle.

 Many foot and ankle fractures, like calcaneal fractures, talar fractures, midfoot fractures and dislocations, require a specialized foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon.

 Complications of foot and ankle fractures like arthritis, malunion, non union and deformity require careful assessment and management.