Tibia Fracture - Broken Shinbone
Other tibia surgeries include plating and external fixation. Plating involves securing a plate and screws into the bone to keep it in proper position while it heals. Plating is useful for tibia fractures around the ankle or knee . External fixation uses a frame that is aligned on the outside of the leg and secured with surgical pins to keep the bones from moving while they heal. External fixation is useful if there are severe skin wounds associated with a fracture.
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