ankle bandageAn ankle fracture is a break in the bones that make up the ankle joint. The ankle is formed by three bones, the tibia known as shin bone, fibula-smaller bone of the lower leg and the talus, a small bone wedged between the heel bone (calcaneus) and tibia and fibula. Fractures can occur at medial malleolus –between tibia and tallus on the medial part (inner side of the foot), lateral malleolus- between fibula and tallus on the lateral part (outer side of the foot), and posterior malleolus- posterior part of tibia (back of the foot). Fractures are diagnosed with the help of an X-ray.