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Ankle sprain, ligament torn, fever. Calf ankle swollen, foot black. Problem?

My son turned his ankle severely and heard a pop. He went to the local charity hospital and was diagnosed with ankle sprain and torn ligaments. This was a week ago and now he is running a fever. He also has a steel rod in this leg due to auto accident several years ago. His calf and ankle is severely swollen and the bottom of his foot is black. I fear there could be more problems. Help?

Asked On : Thu, 17 Oct 2013
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Severely swollen foot and turning black is a serious problem which cannot be neglected. Anyhow, physical examination is mandatory to properly assess this.
I feel that the symptoms described by you needs an emergency evaluation and treatment. Please visit a ER at the earliest. You also need to consult an Orthopedician and you may require, investigations like x ray, CBC etc. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you have have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer.

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