Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Tibial Fractures
This condition is a break in the shin bone, called the tibia. A tibial fracture can occur anywhere along the bone, and can range from small cracks to a full break that allows the bone to separate.
What are tibial fractures?
This detailed video describes tibial fractures, including their causes, symptoms, types of fractures, and treatment. Treatment options include rest, immobilization of the leg in a brace or cast, anti-inflammatory medications, and physical therapy. More severe tibial fractures require surgery with a plate and screws, a rod, or an external fixator.