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What is Fibula?
The fibula helps stabilize and support your leg, body, ankle, and leg muscles. It runs parallel to the tibia, a larger bone that also forms the shin, and attaches the ankle and knee joint. The fibula only carries 17 percent of the body’s weight. A fibula fracture happens when more pressure is put on the bone than it can handle.
Types of Fibula Fractures
There are different types of fractures, which can also affect treatment and recovery. These types include:
Lateral malleolus fracture, a break around the ankle
Fibular head fracture, a break near the knee
Avulsion fracture, a fracture in which a small part of the bone gets pulled off
Stress fracture, a hairline fracture due to repetitive injury
Shaft fracture, a break that often affects the middle of the leg due to direct impact
Except for stress fractures, these fractures often occur due to a traumatic injury or more pressure placed on the bone than it can handle. This can happen when you roll your ankle, have a direct blow to the leg, fall, or experience sports-related trauma.
Factors that reduce bone mass can also increase your risk for a fracture. These include:
Being female (except for fractures near the ankle)
Playing contact sports, such as soccer and rugby
practicing sports with frequent direction changing, such as snowboarding
Other than pain and swelling, other signs of a fibula fracture include:
Deformity in the lower part of the leg
Tenderness and bruising
Pain that gets worse when putting pressure on the leg
Tingling or numbness, which usually happens if there is a neurovascular injury
Other joints and bones involved, such as the tibia, may also have symptoms.
Your doctor will physically examine you for signs and may order an X-ray, which will show the break. For fractures that need more precise imaging, your doctor may order a CT scan to see how severe the injury is.
Treatment depends on how severe the fracture is, the type, and where the injury is. Fractures are often categorized as closed (skin is intact) or open (skin is broken).
Whether closed or open, after your doctor aligns your bones, they’ll place your leg in a cast or splint. This prevents movement so the fracture can heal. You may get crutches. A physical therapist can teach you how to walk without putting weight on the broken leg.
Closed (simple) fracture treatment
Closed fractures may or may not need surgery. A splint or cast that prevents movement is usually all that is needed unless there are other parts of the leg that are also injured.
If you do require additional treatment to realign your bones, your doctor may recommend:
Closed reduction: Your doctor realigns ends of a broken bone without cutting into your skin.
Open reduction: Your doctor does invasive surgery on bones that may have broken in more than two places.
Nonunion: Nonunion can be surgical or noninvasive, and it’s done when the ends of a fractured bone don’t heal together. When surgery isn’t needed, your doctor will usually use electrical and magnetic stimulation devices along with bone grafting.
Open (compound) fracture treatment
Follow the RICE principle while you wait for help: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Open fractures require surgery as there may be additional injuries, such as skin loss and damage to arteries.
Your doctor will focus on:
cleaning the wound to avoid contamination and infection
stabilizing the wound to keep bones in place before surgery
getting imaging tests to see what type of surgery is needed
determining whether antibiotics are needed to prevent infection
During surgery, your doctor may use internal or external methods for fixing your fracture. For internal fixations, your doctor will place metal implants inside the broken bone to hold the fracture together while it heals. Severe open fractures require external fixations, where the metal screws or pins project outside the skin to keep the bones in place. This is usually done until you’re ready for internal fixations.
The general process for healing a fibula fracture is immobilization with a splint or cast for several weeks, after which you might get a walking boot to help you walk. Recovery time depends on factors such as:
The severity of the injury and the presence of any other injury at the same time
How well you can follow your doctor’s orders
Whether or not you require surgery
The amount of time spent on physical therapy
Any underlying conditions that may affect healing
During recovery, your doctor will schedule follow-up X-rays to make sure your bones are healing properly. Follow the activities outlined by your physical therapist and doctor to encourage recovery.
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Fibular grafting is a common procedure in orthopedic practice. The conventional technique of harvesting fibular graft by long incision results in increased morbidity and a long scar, weakness of extensor hallucis longus and ankle instability particularly when the required graft is long and extended into distal third.
The fibula helps stabilize and support your leg, body, ankle, and leg muscles. It runs parallel to the tibia, a larger bone that also forms the shin, and attaches the ankle and knee joint. The fibula only carries 17 percent of the body's weight.
Because the fibula is not a weight-bearing bone, your doctor might allow you walk as the injury recovers. You also might be advised to use crutches, avoiding weight on the leg, until the bone heals because of the fibula's role in ankle stability.
The general process for healing a fibula fracture is immobilization with a splint or cast for several weeks, after which you might get a walking boot to help you walk. Recovery time depends on factors such as: the severity of the injury and the presence of any other injury at the same time.
Stress fractures of the fibula cause pain on the outer side of your lower leg. With medial tibial stress syndrome, you will have pain and tenderness along the edge of the shinbone, especially along the muscles. With compartment syndrome the muscles in that area will be painful.
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