Overview

A broken ankle or broken foot is an injury to the bone. You may experience a broken ankle or broken foot during a car crash or from a simple misstep or fall.

The seriousness of a broken ankle or broken foot varies. Fractures can range from tiny cracks in your bones to breaks that pierce your skin.

Treatment for a broken ankle or broken foot depends on the exact site and severity of the fracture. A severely broken ankle or broken foot may require surgery to implant plates, rods or screws into the broken bone to maintain proper position during healing.