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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), Ankle

Learn more about ankle contusions (bruises).

A to Z: Fracture, Bimalleolar

Learn about types of lower extremity fractures and conditions that can affect the ankle and lower leg.

A to Z: Fracture, Lateral Malleolus

Learn about types of lower extremity fractures and conditions that can affect the ankle and lower leg.

A to Z: Open Wound, Knee/Leg/Ankle

Learn more about knee, leg, and ankle wounds and how they're treated.

A to Z: Pott's Fracture

Bimalleolar fracture, Pott's fracture, medial malleolus, lateral malleolus, ankle, ankle fracture, broken ankle, tibia, fibula, shinbone, operative fixation, surgery, malleoli

A to Z: Sprain, Ankle

Ankle sprains are common in kids and teens who play sports. They happen when the ligaments that support the ankle get overly stretched or torn.

Bow Legs (Genu Varum)

Bow legs is when the legs curve outward at the knees while the feet and ankles touch. Infants and toddlers often have bow legs. It's rarely serious and usually goes away on its own.

X-Ray Exam: Ankle

An ankle X-ray can help find the cause of symptoms such as pain, tenderness, and swelling, or deformity of the ankle joint. It can also detect broken bones or a dislocated joint.