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Clexane injection contains the active ingredient enoxaparin, which is a type of medicine called a low molecular weight heparin
if you are being more sedintary in bed more, breaking an ankle could potentially increase your risks for blood clots.
however, if you still stay active and don't stay in bed and get around on crutches and move around, chances for blood clots are low.
this research study from canada says that anticoagulation is not needed in lower leg fractures.
"Routine Anticoagulant Use Not Warranted in Lower Leg Fractures"
you can show that article to your doctors and see what they say
let me know if you have questions.