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1 04, 2019

Tibial Shaft Fractures: Treatment & Recovery

By |2019-10-21T09:46:02+00:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Orthopedic|Tags: , , |0 Comments

INTRODUCTION Tibial fractures are common injuries of long-bone. National Center for Health Statistics cites 492,000 tibial fractures per year in the United States. Open fractures usually occur from high-velocity trauma (for example, automobile collision). Closed injuries may occur from sports-related trauma or falls. Treatment Options for Tibial Shaft Fractures Tibial shaft fractures can be treated by many methods depending on the fracture type and alignment of the bone. The most common treatments are as follows: Casting: A cast is suitable for tibial shaft fractures that are not badly displaced and are well aligned. Patients should be in a cast [...]