Tibial and fibular shaft fractures - in ski boot

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Skiing injury.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Spiral fracture of the tibial midshaft. Oblique fracture through the proximal fibular shaft. 

Case Discussion

Tibial shaft fractures are the most common lower limb fracture in skiers. A major risk factor is bindings that do not release during a fall. 

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