A fractured ankle can range from a simple break in one bone, which may not stop you from walking to several fractures, which forces your ankle out of place and may require that you not put weight on it for a few months.
A sprain, also known as a torn ligament, is damage to one or more ligaments in a joint. It is often caused by trauma, or the joint being taken beyond its functional range of motion. The severity of sprain ranges from a minor injury which resolves in a few days to a major rupture of one or more ligaments, requiring surgical fixation and a period of immobilization. Sprains can occur in any joint but are most common in the ankle and wrist.
The goal of ankle arthrodesis
(Also commonly known as ankle fusion) is to relieve pain and maintain or improve function for a patient with ankle arthritis. Ankle arthritis is degeneration of the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones that form the ankle joint.
Achilles tendon rupture is when the achilles tendon tears. The achilles is the most injured tendon, rupture can occur while performing actions requiring explosive acceleration such as pushing off or jumping.