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Case Study – Fractured Leg

Nadine Michaelson, a 14 years old girl when skiing, fell and broke her left leg. When she fell, her left leg was caught under the body of another skier who ran into her. Doctor performed X-ray (a technique that gives a shadow image of an object) on Nadine‚Äôs leg. The X-ray showed that Nadine had an open, tibial-fibular fracture just below the knee. Tibia and fibula are the two bones located right below the knee area; out of the two the tibia is the weight bearing bone, which means that tibial fractures are usually linked with fibular fracture, due to the impact tibia would have on fibula 1. In open fracture, the broken bone tends to penetrate the skin, while…