Broken Shin Bone Overview
Another name for Broken Shin Bone is Tibia Fracture.
What is a tibia fracture?
A person with a tibia fracture has broken the shinbone.
What are the symptoms of a tibia fracture?
Symptoms of a tibia fracture include leg pain, swelling, bruising, and tenderness. Symptoms of a severe tibia fracture may include a deformed leg, inability to stand, leg numbness, leg weakness, or foot weakness.
How does the doctor treat a tibia fracture?
Treatment for a tibia fracture may include rest, elevation, cold compresses, and a leg cast or splint. Additional treatment for a tibia fracture may include surgery and physical therapy.
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