Fracture of the Lower Tibia
The tibia is one of the main supporting long bones in the lower extremity. It is part of the knee joint, the lower leg, and the ankle joint and can be fracture with a direct blow to the tibia, a fall that compresses the tibia, or a motor vehicle accident in which the tibia receives a high velocity force applied to it during the crash.
Because the tibia is a long bone, fractures can occur near the knee, along the shaft of the bone and at the far end of the bone, near the ankle. Each of these fractures are unique and require different sorts of treatment.