Lower Extremity Tibia and Fibula Shaft Fractures
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.