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Lower Extremity Tibia and Fibula Shaft Fractures

  • Tyler S. Pidgeon
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Abstract

Tibia and fibula fractures can occur in both high-energy and low-energy mechanisms and are among the most common long-bone fractures. Due to the subcutaneous nature of the medial tibia, this bone is often associated with open fractures. Compartment syndrome is also a concern in patients with tibia and fibula factures. Treatment can range from casting, to intramedullary nailing, to plating, to external fixation depending on the location and type of fracture.

Keywords

Tibia Fibula Fracture Intramedullary nail Gustilo-Anderson LEAP study Compartment syndrome 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tyler S. Pidgeon
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryThe Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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