Tibial shaft fracture

This page is for adult patients; for pediatric patients see tibia fracture (peds)

Background

  • Open fracture is common due to minimal amount of subcutaneous tissue
  • Fibula is often fractured as well

Clinical Features

  • Localized pain/swelling
  • Inability to bear weight

Differential Diagnosis

Distal Leg Fractures

Management

Disposition

See Also

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