ND12.4/S91 Open bite of ankle or foot



Open bite of the ankle or foot is usually caused by a traumatic event, such as a fall or a blow to the foot. It is often associated with a fracture or dislocation of the ankle or foot bones. It can also be caused by chronic overuse or a degenerative condition.


A physical exam is typically the first step in diagnosing an open bite of the ankle or foot. The doctor will examine the area to look for signs of swelling, bruising, pain, tenderness, or deformity. X-rays may be ordered to confirm the diagnosis and assess the extent of the injury.

Differential diagnosis

Other conditions that may cause similar symptoms include sprains, tendonitis, bursitis, and fractures.


Treatment for an open bite of the ankle or foot will depend on the severity of the injury. If the fracture or dislocation is minor, then the patient may be able to manage symptoms with rest, ice, elevation, and over-the-counter pain relievers. If the injury is more serious, then surgery may be necessary to repair the damage.


With proper treatment, most patients with an open bite of the ankle or foot make a full recovery. However, some patients may experience ongoing pain or stiffness in the ankle or foot, depending on the severity of the injury.

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