The tibia is the big bone in the lower leg. A tibial fracture is the most common injury of all long bone fractures and takes a variety of forms but usually involves a long period of immobility and a long recovery time. Tibia fractures are normally caused by • Trauma • A sport injury • A fall at home or • A fall at work.
Patients with a tibia fracture typically experience a
• Sudden onset of sharp, intense lower leg or inner ankle pain at the time of injury.
• Pain is usually felt on the front or inner aspect of the lower leg or ankle
• Occasionally patients may experience symptoms in the calf region.
Patients with a tibia fracture may also experience
• Pain on firmly touching the affected region of bone.
Pain may also increase during certain movements of the foot, ankle or knee or when standing or walking (particularly up hills or on uneven surfaces) or when attempting to stand or walk
Tibia fractures are normally caused by
• A sport injury
• A fall at home or
• A fall at work.
• A thorough subjective and objective examination from a physiotherapist is essential to assist with diagnosis of a tibia fracture.
• An X-ray is usually required to confirm diagnosis and assess the severity of the fracture.
• CT scan or bone scan
- Medication Management
Consult at Aadil Hospital for detailed information regarding this treatment