Omaha Ankle Surgeon
Omaha Ankle Surgeon Questions:
Where does your ankle hurt now?
How long ago did your ankle injury happen?
Does your knee, shin, or foot hurt also?
How did the injury to your ankle happen?
Did your ankle turn in or out?
Did you hear a crack or a pop?
Were you able to walk immediately after the injury to ankle?
Can you walk now?
Do you have any new numbness or tingling in your leg, ankle, or foot?
Have you had previous ankle fractures, sprains, or ankle surgeries?
Omaha Ankle Surgeon Physical Exam
The doctor will perform a physical exam, looking at or for the following:
Evidence of bruising, abrasions, or cuts
Swelling, bleeding, and tissue damage
Pain, deformities, and the grinding or movement of broken bones of the knee, shin, ankle, and foot
Pain, excess looseness of a joint, or complete tear in ligaments
Fluid in the joint and joint stability
Seeking a pulse and looking for injured arteries
Testing sensation and movement in both your ankle and foot
Ankle x-rays if a broken bone is suspected
X-rays of your knee, shin, or foot depending on where pain is