Executive Editor: Jörg Auer

Authors: Alan Ruggles

Tibia

back to skeleton

Glossary

Proximal physeal fractures, Salter-Harris type II

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Plate Fixation Return to soundness Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

Tibial crest fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Plate fixation Return to soundness Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources

Distal physeal fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Nonoperative fracture management Return to soundness Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only

Simple diaphyseal fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Double plating Return to soundness Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

Comminuted diaphyseal fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Double plating Return to soundness Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

Stress diaphyseal fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Nonoperative fracture management Return to soundness Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only

Medial malleolar fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Tension band Return to soundness Some specialized surgical experience Simple surgical and imaging resources

Laterla malleolar fractures

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Resection Return to soundness Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Full specialized surgical and imaging resources
*Skill
Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Some specialized surgical experience Some specialized surgical experience
Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
*Equipment
Basic equipment only Basic equipment only
Simple surgical and imaging resources Simple surgical and imaging resources
Full specialized surgical and imaging resources Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

v1.0 2013-12-01