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What is the leg bone above the ankle?

What is the leg bone above the ankle?

The Bones of the Ankle Joint The ankle is a complex joint that forms where three bones come together. The bones of the lower leg, the tibia, and the fibula are above the joint, and the talus is below the joint.

What is the definition of a broken ankle?

Broken ankle is defined as any fracture that happens in the distal end of the tibia and the fibula, and the talus bone of the foot. These three bones form the ankle joint and the talus is the only bone that is a part of the ankle joint.

What was the cause of my broken leg?

A car accident guardrail pinned my leg between it and the outside wall of the car, in the floorboard. It broke the tibia bone but did not break through the skin. It happened 5 weeks ago but now my ankle and foot are very swollen and I can’t seem to get the swelling down and it is so tight it hurts. I broke my tibia and my fibula almost 5 weeks ago.

What happens if you have a fibular fracture in your ankle?

Without surgery, the ankle joint often heals in abnormal alignment, leading to the development of ankle arthritis. Another type of injury that can occur with a fibular fracture is damage to the syndesmosis of the ankle. The syndesmosis is the group of ligaments that hold the two bones of the leg together, just above the ankle joint.

What are the side effects of a broken leg?

Complications of a broken leg. There are complications that may arise during and after the healing process for your broken leg. These may include: osteomyelitis (bone infection) nerve damage from the bone breaking and injuring nearby nerves. muscle damage from the bone breaking near adjacent muscles. joint pain.

What causes a foot, leg or ankle to break?

Several mechanical forces may cause the foot, leg or ankle to break. The causes are multiple as there are so many fractures that can happen in distal extremity. A fracture in the ankle may happen when one sprains the ankle severily. A foot fracture may occur when something heavy falls onto it. Mutiple answers.

Broken ankle is defined as any fracture that happens in the distal end of the tibia and the fibula, and the talus bone of the foot. These three bones form the ankle joint and the talus is the only bone that is a part of the ankle joint.

Without surgery, the ankle joint often heals in abnormal alignment, leading to the development of ankle arthritis. Another type of injury that can occur with a fibular fracture is damage to the syndesmosis of the ankle. The syndesmosis is the group of ligaments that hold the two bones of the leg together, just above the ankle joint.

Complications of a broken leg. There are complications that may arise during and after the healing process for your broken leg. These may include: osteomyelitis (bone infection) nerve damage from the bone breaking and injuring nearby nerves. muscle damage from the bone breaking near adjacent muscles. joint pain.