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Diaphyseal Tibial Fractures eMedicine Orthopedics

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Description: The tibia and the fibula are perhaps the most commonly injured bones of the lower extremity, the tibia alone being the subject of controversy and ongoing discussion on the methods of treatment. Despite newer innovations in implants and external fixation devices, the tibial fracture essentially remains unsolved; it is one of the most challenging fractures to be treated by an orthopedic surgeon. These injuries are different and variable in presentation, and their outcomes are unpredictable.
Synonyms and related keywords: tibia fractures, lower-leg fractures, lower-extremity fractures, leg fractures, lower extremity fractures, broken leg, lower leg fractures, tibial fractures
Poduval & Kale 2007

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Author/Contact: Poduval & Kale
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Language: English

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Added: Fri Apr 04 2008