I was recently diagnosed with factor V Leiden. It was found when I needed surgery on my right ankle, which just broke without injury. I was on Coumadin, a blood thinner. Then two months after surgery, my left ankle broke in the same exact spot again just from being on crutches. The same bone broke at the exact spot on both ankles, so I started asking questions. My orthopedic surgeon said because of the factor V Leiden I was getting blood clots in the capillaries going to that section of my bone. The effect was of course bone death and breakage. I would like to know if my doctor's claims could be plausible.