Biomechanics of the Injured Fibula Following Plate Fixation of a Concomitant Tibia Fracture To Fix or Not to Fix?

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Summary of "Biomechanics of the Injured Fibula Following Plate Fixation of a Concomitant Tibia Fracture To Fix or Not to Fix?"

The mechanical role of supplemental fibula fixation in both bone lower leg fractures is not well defined. The benefit of fibula plate fixation in this context is controversial. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the mechanical contributions of the fibula under three conditions (intact, fractured, or plated fibula) following standard tibia locked plating.


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Name: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Disease (2013)
ISSN: 2328-5273
Pages: 176-182


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The second largest of the TARSAL BONES. It articulates with the TIBIA and FIBULA to form the ANKLE JOINT.

The bone of the lower leg lateral to and smaller than the tibia. In proportion to its length, it is the most slender of the long bones.

The second longest bone of the skeleton. It is located on the medial side of the lower leg, articulating with the FIBULA laterally, the TALUS distally, and the FEMUR proximally.

Either of two extremities of four-footed non-primate land animals. It usually consists of a FEMUR; TIBIA; and FIBULA; tarsals; METATARSALS; and TOES. (From Storer et al., General Zoology, 6th ed, p73)

The bones of the free part of the lower extremity in humans and of any of the four extremities in animals. It includes the FEMUR; PATELLA; TIBIA; and FIBULA.

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