Eagle and Summit County's Trusted Knee Surgeon
Dr. Terrell Joseph
Repairing a Tibial Fracture
More commonly known as the shinbone, the tibia is the large bone in your lower leg and is one of the most fractured bones in the body. Caused by a traumatic or forceful blow, a tibia fracture occurs between the ankle and the knee. A tibial fracture is immediately accompanied by intense pain. Other symptoms include the inability to wear weight, deformity of the leg, bone protrusion, and leg instability.
Treatment for a tibial fracture depends on the severity of the break and the characteristics of the fracture. Repairing a tibial fracture usually involves surgical intervention, but conservative options (such as casting or bracing) may be effective for less displaced fractures.
Contact Dr. Joseph and his Vail Valley / Summit County team today to diagnose the extent of your tibial fracture and discuss treatment options.