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Procedure - Foot & Ankle Fractures

Patients often come by Ogden Clinic’s urgent care centers across northern Utah to treat a broken foot or ankle fracture. These injuries can be traumatic from a car accident, or from simply stepping in a hole or falling on ice. From a small metatarsal fracture in one of your bones to a serious split which causes the bone to pierce the skin and protrude from your foot, Ogden Clinic has the resources and leading medical care to get you on the fast track to recovery. If you are experiencing agonizing pain, swelling, bruising, or difficulty bearing weight on your foot, it is time to schedule an appointment with a doctor at Ogden Clinic.

Diagnosis of Foot and Ankle Fractures at Ogden Clinic

To fully examine your broken foot or ankle, your doctor will perform some of these tests to recommend the best course of treatment.

  • Bone Scan: During this test, your doctor will inject a tiny amount of radioactive fluid into your vein, which will then be attracted to the damaged part of your foot and ankle bones. On the resulting image, the radioactive fluid will show up as a bright spot highlighting the fracture.
  • X-rays: This is the most common imaging test to determine if you have a fracture. X-rays are often taken from several angles to see the extent of the fracture. The only type of fracture that usually doesn’t show up on an X-ray is a stress fracture.
  • CT (Computerized Tomography) Scan: This test takes cross-sectional images of the injury and can reveal more detail about the fracture and status of the surrounding soft tissue than an X-ray.
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging): An MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create a detailed image of the fracture for quicker diagnosis and treatment. It can also pick up fractures that are not visible on a traditional X-ray.

Broken Foot Treatment at Ogden Clinic

Some of the common treatments for metatarsal, ankle, and other fractures include:

  • Reduction
  • Immobilization (Casting)
  • Surgery

If you have recently injured your foot or ankle and are experiencing uncomfortable and painful symptoms, you may have a broken bone. Contact Ogden Clinic in Utah to make an appointment for your broken foot, or metatarsal and ankle fracture, today.