Tibia and Fibula Fractures

The tibia and fibula, the two long bones of the lower leg, can be fractured during sporting activities. Although isolated fracture of either the tibia or the fibula can occur, most often both bones are fractured in the same injury. Early diagnosis and immediate treatment with splint immobilization are necessary for patient comfort and treatment. Emergent follow-up with an orthopedic surgeon is necessary to evaluate the patient and definitively treat the fracture(s).


The tibia, commonly called the shinbone, is the major weight-bearing bone of the lower ...

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