Tibia and Fibula Fracture in the ED Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 30, 2017
  • Author: Jeffrey G Norvell, MD; Chief Editor: Trevor John Mills, MD, MPH  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is tibia and fibula fracture?

What are complications of tibia and fibula fracture?

What is included in the initial care of tibia and fibula fracture in the emergency department (ED)?

How are tibia and fibula fracture classified?

What is the prevalence of tibia and fibula fracture?

Presentation

Which clinical history is characteristic of tibia and fibula fracture?

What are the types of tibia and fibula fracture?

What is included in the physical exam for tibia and fibula fracture?

Which physical findings are characteristic of tibia and fibula fracture?

What are the complications of tibia and fibula fracture?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Tibia and Fibula Fracture in the ED?

Workup

What is the role of radiography in the diagnosis of tibia and fibula fracture in the emergency department (ED)?

What is the role of CT in the diagnosis of tibia and fibula fracture in the emergency department (ED)?

Which radiographic findings suggest stress fracture of the tibia and fibula?

Treatment

What is the included in prehospital care for tibia and fibula fracture?

What is included in initial emergency department (ED) care for patients with tibia and fibula fracture?

What is compartment syndrome resulting from tibia and fibula fracture and how is it managed?

What is included in emergency department (ED) care for tibial plateau fracture?

What is included in emergency department (ED) care for tibial eminence fracture?

What is included in emergency department (ED) care for tibial tubercle fracture?

What is included in emergency department (ED) care for proximal tibia fractures?

What is included in emergency department (ED) care for isolated midshaft or proximal fibula fracture?

What is included in emergency department (ED) care for tibia and fibula stress fractures?

Which medical personnel provide consultation to patients with tibia and fibula fracture?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of tibia and fibula fracture in the emergency department (ED)?

Which medications in the drug class Vaccines, Inactivated, Bacterial are used in the treatment of Tibia and Fibula Fracture in the ED?

Which medications in the drug class Immunoglobulins are used in the treatment of Tibia and Fibula Fracture in the ED?

Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Tibia and Fibula Fracture in the ED?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) are used in the treatment of Tibia and Fibula Fracture in the ED?