A shinbone fracture is a break in the tibia. The lower leg has two bones that connect the knee to the ankle: the tibia and the fibula. The tibia is the larger of the two bones and runs on the inside of the lower leg. The fibula is much smaller and runs along the outside of the lower leg.

Fractured Leg
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A shinbone fracture is caused by trauma to the shinbone. Trauma includes:

  • Falls
  • Twists
  • Blows
  • Collisions
  • Gunshot wounds