Where are the ends of the tibia and the fibula?

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Where are the ends of the tibia and the fibula?

The ends of the tibia and the fibula both form part of the ankle joint. Different kinds of injury can damage the tibia or the fibula, causing them to break into one or more pieces. This might happen in the part of the bone near the knee, near the middle long part of the bone, or in the bone near part of the ankle.

What is the mortise of the tibia and fibula?

It is formed between the distal tibia and fibula and it is attached by the interosseous ligament (IOL), the anterior-inferior tibiofibular ligament (AITFL), the posterior-inferior tibiofibular ligament (PITFL) and the transverse tibiofibular ligament (TTFL). This forms a mortise for the trochlea of the Talus

How is a displaced tibia and fibula fracture treated?

Displaced, comminuted: A fracture where the bones are broken in several fragments and are not aligned. This fracture can be caused by high-energy trauma, such as a car accident or being struck by a vehicle. The treatment includes setting the bone without surgery and a long-leg cast worn for four to eight weeks.

How is the distal tibiofibular joint held together?

Instead, the synovial membrane of the talocrural joint projects approximately 4 millimeters superiorly to enter this joint. The articular surfaces of the distal tibiofibular joint are held together by the interosseous ligament, and the anterior, posterior and transverse tibiofibular ligaments.

How are fractures of the tibia and fibula diagnosed?

Fractures of the tibia and fibula are typically diagnosed through physical examination and X-rays of the lower extremities. There are several ways to classify tibia and fibula fractures.

Where is the inferior tibiofibular joint in the ankle?

The inferior tibiofibular joint is a syndesmosis joint (slightly movable, fibrous joint), just above the ankle region which lies between the medial distal end of the fibula and the concave fibular notch region of the lateral tibia.

How old is a child when they have a tibia fracture?

Proximal Tibial Metaphyseal Fracture (Cozen’s Fracture): This fracture affects the “neck” of the bone (metaphysis), where the tibia starts to narrow down. It is most common in children between the ages of two and eight.

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