Do you have a serious ankle injury that resulted in a fracture? You may require surgery. Ankle fracture surgery is a straight forward procedure designed to repair your ankle following serious injury. Specifically, the procedure is used to correct a fracture of the Fibula or Tibia. Healing of the ankle is made possible by a stable internal fixation screwed onto the broken bone. The fixation plate will keep the fractured portion of bone aligned to properly heal in a process that only takes a few weeks. Immediately following your ankle fracture surgery, our doctor will advise you to avoid placing any weight on the injured foot for 3-10 weeks. You will eventually be required to wear a cast or a boot. In more some cases additional physical therapy may be required before normal use of the ankle is restored.