Traumatic Ankle Capsulitis
After a severe auto accident with traumatic injury to the ankle, not everyone recovers normally. Some people can form a “capsule” around the ankle that inhibits the mobility of the ankle. Ankle capsulitis, for example, can happen after osteochondral fractures, which are fractures that occur within the joint itself, resulting in loose bone fragments in the joints and ultimately to severe degeneration of the joint. In response to the joint damage, the joint freezes and mobility is lacking.