Dr. Steven S. Louis is an integral part of the Hinsdale Orthopaedics team since 1997. Dr. Louis’ exceptional surgical skills are complemented by a personable style and dedication to the highest quality patient outcomes and satisfaction. He is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and is fellowship trained in the area of trauma.
Tibia Fractures Specialist In The Greater Chicagoland Area
Orthopaedic trauma injuries are rarely anticipated and often require the skill of a trained surgeon on an emergency basis. Dr. Steven Louis is specially-trained in this area and has put hundreds of patients back to work and to daily activities. He is very comfortable in the emergency room and is adept at putting both patients and their families at ease during a very stressful time.
Dr. Louis is here for you!
FAQs on Tibia Fractures
What Is A Tibia Fracture?
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.
What Are The Symptoms of Tibia Fractures?
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.
What Are The Treatment Options For Tibia Fractures?
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.