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Tibial Fractures

If you suffer from tibial fractures, please Schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists as soon as possible.

What Are Tibial Fractures?

Tibial fractures refer to breaks or fractures in the tibia, which is the larger of the two bones located in the lower leg. The tibia plays a vital role in supporting body weight and is susceptible to fractures due to various causes, including trauma, falls, sports injuries, or underlying conditions such as osteoporosis.

Tibial fractures can occur in different parts of the bone, such as the shaft (midsection), the proximal end (near the knee joint), or the distal end (near the ankle joint). The severity of the fracture can range from hairline fractures or stress fractures to complete fractures with bone displacement.

Indications Of Tibial Fractures

The symptoms of a tibial fracture may include severe pain, swelling, tenderness, deformity, and difficulty bearing weight or walking. In some cases, an audible snap or crack may be heard or felt at the time of the injury. Open fractures, where the bone breaks through the skin, can also occur and may present with additional complications.

Prompt medical evaluation is necessary for diagnosing a tibial fracture. A healthcare professional, typically an orthopedic specialist, may perform a physical examination, review the medical history, and order imaging tests such as X-rays or CT scans to assess the extent and location of the fracture.

Treatments For Tibial Fractures

Treatment for tibial fractures depends on various factors, including the type, location, and severity of the fracture, as well as the individual’s age, overall health, and activity level. Treatment options may range from conservative measures such as casting, bracing, or splinting for less severe fractures to surgical intervention, which may involve the use of screws, plates, or rods to stabilize and align the fractured bones.

Recovery from a tibial fracture can be a gradual process that involves immobilization, pain management, physical therapy, and regular follow-up with healthcare professionals. The duration of recovery can vary depending on the severity of the fracture and the individual’s healing capacity.

It is important to seek proper medical care for a tibial fracture to ensure an accurate diagnosis, appropriate treatment, and comprehensive rehabilitation. Healthcare professionals can provide personalized recommendations and guidance throughout the recovery process to promote healing, restore function, and minimize the risk of complications.


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