A shinbone fracture is a break in the tibia. The tibia is the larger of 2 bones in the lower leg that connects the knee to the ankle. It 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