The PODdoctors with Dr. Dauphinee and Dr. Hussain

The PODdoctors: Ankle Fractures

January 27, 2021

In this episode of The Pod Doctors podcast, Dr. Damien Dauphinee, a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, and Dr. Raafae Hussain, fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon, discuss the scourge of winter, the slip and fall injury: ankle fractures. They review some of the mechanics around these injuries and how they approach treating these often challenging musculoskeletal problems surgically.


“You have to understand that once you’ve had a significant ankle injury like this, the joint is never going to be the same.” - Dr. Damien Dauphinee [16:58]


Top Takeaways:

  • What is an ankle fracture and how it differs from ankle sprain and twisted ankles 
  • How they treat pediatric fractures and fractures in diabetic patients
  • Two major classification systems of ankle fractures
  • How they treat these injuries


What You Will Learn:

  • [00:40] Intro
  • [02:23] Difference between ankle fractures and ankle sprains
  • [04:14] Ankle anatomy and two classifications of ankle fractures
  • [07:39] Examples of ankle fractures
  • [12:46] Types of fixations
  • [18:12] Treatment after surgery
  • [21:31] Pediatric fractures
  • [24:40] Some important things to note
  • [27:24] Ankle fractures in diabetic patients



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Book Mentioned: Saving Limbs, Saving Lives: Advanced Treatments for Preventing Amputations in Diabetic Populations by Dr. Damien Dauphinee

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