What is a Cruris fracture?

What is a Cruris fracture?

A crus fracture is a fracture of the lower legs bones meaning either or both of the tibia and fibula.

What is the most common tibia fracture?

Displaced, noncomminuted: A fracture where the bones are broken in no more than two pieces (noncomminuted) but are not aligned. This is an isolated fracture of the tibia with an intact fibula. It’s the most common tibial shaft fracture. It is caused by a rotational or twisting force such as a sports injury or a fall.

How is a fractured tibia treated?

Currently, the method most surgeons use for treating tibia fractures is intramedullary nailing. During this procedure, a specially designed metal rod is inserted into the canal of the tibia. The rod passes across the fracture to keep it in position. The intramedullary nail is screwed to the bone at both ends.

What are the types of tibia fractures?

The tibia can have the following types of fracture:

  • Stable fracture. A stable fracture involves a crack in the bone that leaves most of the bone intact and in its normal position.
  • Displaced fracture.
  • Stress fracture.
  • Spiral fracture.
  • Comminuted fracture.

Can you walk with a tibia fracture?

Can you still walk with a fractured tibia? In most cases, the answer is no. Walking after a tibia fracture can make your injury worse and may cause further damage to the surrounding muscles, ligaments and skin. Walking on a fractured tibia is also likely to be extremely painful.

When can I start walking after tibia fracture?

Any time a bone is broken we have to remove pressure on that bone to allow it to heal. This contributes to the prolonged healing time and requires a period of about 6 weeks where no weight is put on that leg.

How painful is a spiral fracture?

The most common and obvious symptom of a spiral fracture is pain in the injured area. The type of pain depends on the severity of the injury. People have characterized the pain as dull, heavy, and agonizing.

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