Scientific article
Case report

Bilateral fracture of the tibial shaft with intact fibulae

Published inThe American journal of orthopedics, vol. 30, no. 4, p. 341-343
Publication date2001

We report the case history, treatment, and follow-up of a 16-year-old girl who sustained symmetrical fractures of the right and left tibia without fractures of the fibulae. Although a fracture of the tibia with an intact fibula is not an uncommon fracture pattern, a bilateral fracture of this type is quite rare, and we have been unable to find such a reported case in our review of the literature. The management of a fracture of the tibia with an intact fibula is controversial, with potential complications of delayed union and varus malunion. For this reason, as well as the bilateral nature of the injury, we felt operative treatment to be indicated.

  • Adolescent
  • Athletic Injuries/radiography/surgery
  • Bone Nails
  • Female
  • Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary
  • Humans
  • Tibial Fractures/radiography/surgery
Citation (ISO format)
TSCHOPP, Olivier Marcel, STERN, Richard. Bilateral fracture of the tibial shaft with intact fibulae. In: The American journal of orthopedics, 2001, vol. 30, n° 4, p. 341–343.
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