Tibia/fibula fracture - AP

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Tibia/fibula fracture - AP

  • Fractures of the tibia and fibula are usually easily spotted

Tibia/fibula fracture - Full length AP

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Tibia/fibula fracture - Full length AP

  • Always ensure you see 2 views of the whole length of both bones
  • This image shows a further fracture of the fibula proximally
  • The fibular fracture can be described as 'segmental'

Segmental fracture - Tibia - AP and Lateral

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Segmental fracture - Tibia - AP and Lateral

  • The tibia is fragmented into segments - a 'segmental fracture'
  • Careful attention is required so that other injuries of clinical importance are not overlooked - such as the tibial plateau fracture
  • (Images of the distal tibia and fibula showed no further fracture in this case)