Tibia Fractures

Tibia fractures occur in the tibia (shin bone) which is the major bone of the lower leg.  It is the only weight-bearing bone of the lower leg.

Tibia fractures can be of varying size and severity.  A runner, for example, may develop a hairline stress fracture over time.

On the other hand, a car accident victim may have an open fracture in which the fractured ends protrude through the skin.  The skin and subcutaneous tissue are very thin over the anterior and medial tibia and as a result, many fractures to the lower leg are open.

Symptoms On the other hand, a car accident victim may have an open fracture in which the fractured ends protrude through the skin.  The skin and subcutaneous tissue are very thin over the anterior and medial tibia and as a result, many fractures to the lower leg are open. of a tibia fracture include severe pain, swelling, bruising, and limited range of motion of the knee or ankle, and inability to bear weight on the injured leg.

Symptoms 

A tibia fracture(or broken leg/shin bone) typically causes pain, tenderness, bruising, swelling and some deformity of the lower leg area.   Tibia fractures can be simple breaks in the bone or breaks in multiple areas of the bone causing pain in multiple locations in the lower leg areas.

Diagnosis 

These injuries typically occur due to a traumatic incident.  Dr. Louis will perform a thorough examination to evaluate and determine the extent of your arm injuries and conduct a complete review of your medical history.

He may also utilized diagnostic tools such as an MRI, X-ray or CT scan to confirm the extent of your condition.

A fracture to the tibia bone can be treated in three ways. Surgeons will either fix a cast on the patient’s leg, run a rod down the inside of the bone, or use plates and screws. The tibia is a critical bone in the body and any treatment should be handled with extreme care by an experienced surgeon.