Broken/Fractured Tibia/Fibula Injuries
About Broken/Fractured Tibia/Fibula Injuries
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Lower leg fractures occur when the tibia or fibula bone is broken. The tibia, or shinbone, is a weight bearing-bone that helps supports our body weight. It is the second longest bone in the body and it is located on the inside half of the leg and runs from the knee to the ankle. No other bone in the human body is broken more often than the tibia bone. The fibula runs alongside the tibia. It is thinner than the tibia. Most tibia fractures cause the fibula to fracture.
Tibia fractures involve the following parts of the tibia:
- Tibial plateau
- Tibial tubercle
- Tibial eminence
- Proximal tibia
- Tibial shaft
- Tibial plafond
Tibia and Fibula Fracture Treatment
Treatment largely depends on the amount of damage the fracture does to the surrounding muscles, bones, tissue, nerves and blood vessels. If the fracture is not displaced then conservative treatment can be administered to manually reduce the size of the fracture. Once it is reduced the leg will be immobilized in a brace or cast. The cast or brace might have to stay on anywhere from 11 to 17 weeks.
An open fracture is a more serious injury that usually requires surgery. Any of the following can be fused on or into the bone to secure the break:
- An external fixator
- Screws or plates
- A metal rob inserted down the middle of the bone
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