Tibial and fibular fractures

Case contributed by Dr Vincent Tatco


Vehicular accident

Patient Data

Age: 55 years old
Gender: Male

There is comminuted tibial shaft fracture with displaced butterfly fragment.

Transverse fracture is present at the proximal fibular diaphysis.

A fracture is also seen at the lateral tibial plateau.


Displaced comminuted fracture is present at the midshaft of the tibia. A displaced butterfly fragment is seen.

There is transverse fracture at the proximal fibular diaphysis with anterior angulation of the distal fracture component. 

Fracture of the lateral tibial plateau with depressed / displaced component is demonstrated (Schatzker II).

Case Discussion

This is a case of tibial and fibular fractures secondary to vehicular accident. 

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Case information

rID: 46154
Published: 23rd Jun 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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