Now Playing: Ankle Surgery Complications -- Major
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Major complications include, but are not limited to:
· Inability to return the bones in the ankle to their original position or maintain the corrected position
· Severely limited ankle motion
· Serious infection
· Chronic pain
· Wound breakdown
· Nerve damage
· Compartment syndrome, which is increased pressure in the muscle that can lead to permanent nerve or muscle damage in the leg
· Hardware breakage
· Poor or delayed healing of the fracture
· Reaction to medication or anesthesia
· Other rare and unlikely events.
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