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Fibular Fracture

Fibula or calf bone is the bone that is beside the tibia between the knee joint and the ankle joint. Impact due to high jump, trauma to the outer side of the leg, or sprain in the ankle may cause a fibular fracture. The fracture may cause bleeding, tenderness, inability to bear weight, numbness in feet, etc. X-ray, MRI and physical examination are the diagnostic aids for the fracture. Closed reduction, open reduction, stabilization, internal fixation, etc., are the treatment options, and it is selected based on the type of fracture.

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I suffered a fibula fracture. Is surgery necessary or will it heal independently?

Query: Hi doctor, I twisted my ankle, which is now swollen and bruised. I took an X-ray, and it revealed a fractured fibula. I can still walk and bear a lightweight on my leg. It does not hurt too much. I would like to know if surgery is required or whether it will heal naturally.  Read Full »

Dr. Ranvir Sachin Tukaram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The X-ray attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) indicates a fracture and swelling around your ankle, as you have mentioned. If you start putting weight on your leg, the fracture will not heal. In addition, I need ...  Read Full »

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