External fixation of the fibula involves aligning
and relocating a fractured fibula. An external frame or rod is attached to the
bone with pins inserted both below and above the fracture.
- Leg surgery
- Broken leg
- Bone surgery
Treated with External Fixation of the Fibula:
External fixation of the fibula is used in cases of
a broken fibula.
A non-surgical alternative to external fixation of the
fibula is casting. Open reduction and internal fixation for the fibula is a
with External Fixation of the Fibula:
External fixation of the fibula is performed with a
general anesthetic, which means that the patient is asleep and completely
unaware during the procedure.
Complications from External Fixation of the Fibula:
Possible risks following external fixation of the
fibula include infection, bleeding, poor healing and a negative reaction to the
anesthesia. It is also possible to experience weakness, malunion and nonunion
at the fracture site.