Orthopaedic Trauma

Dr. Henry Backe is an integral part of the Orthopaedic Specialty Group, P. C. team since 1997.  Dr. Backe’ exceptional surgical skills are complemented by a personable style and dedication to the highest quality patient outcomes and satisfaction. He is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and is fellowship trained in the area of trauma.

Ankle Fractures

Ankle Fractures Specialist In The Greater Chicagoland Area

Orthopaedic trauma injuries are rarely anticipated and often require the skill of a trained surgeon on an emergency basis. Dr. Henry Backe is specially-trained in this area and has put hundreds of patients back to work and to daily activities.  He is very comfortable in the emergency room and is adept at putting both patients and their families at ease during a very stressful time.

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FAQs on Ankle Fractures

What Is An Ankle Fracture?

Ankle fractures have increased during recent years, doctors such as Dr. Backe have noted an increase in the number and severity of broken ankles, due to active, older “baby boomers.”  A fractured ankle can range from a simple break in one bone (which may not limit walking), to several fractures (which may require no weight bearing for three months).  Causes include: twisting the ankle, rolling the ankle, falling, or direct impact to the ankle.  Symptoms of an ankle fracture most often include immediate and severe pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness, inability to put any weight on the injured foot and noticeable deformity.

What Are The Symptoms of An Ankle Fracture?

An ankle fracture typically causes pain, tenderness, bruising, swelling and some deformity of the ankle joint.   You may experience tenderness of the ankle and foot bones (and inability to move the ankle area.  You will experience some weakness of the ankle and foot areas.

What Are The Treatment Option For Ankle Fractures?

onsurgical treatment may involve six weeks of no weight bearing and a stabilizer, such as a high-top boot or a short cast. Surgical treatment typically includes a plate and screws on the side of the bone, which are used to re-align the bone fragments and keep them together as they heal.

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