Fractures of the Tibial Spine
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This condition is a fracture of a portion of the tibia, also called the shin bone, in the knee joint. The tibial spine is a specialized ridge of bone in the tibia where the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) attaches. This ligament is important in maintaining flexibility and stability in the knee.
What are tibial spine fractures?
This detailed video describes the tibial spine fractures, including their causes, symptoms, and treatment. The most common treatment option for a less severe fracture is immobilization of the leg in a brace or cast with the knee slightly bent for several weeks. In addition, the fracture may be treated with rest and anti-inflammatory medications. Severe cases may require surgery.