Distal Fibula Fracture

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Distal Fibula Fracture

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What is Distal Fibula Fracture?

Distal fibula fracture is a common ankle injury that occurs when the lower end of the fibula (the smaller bone in your lower leg) breaks.

The distal fibula connects to the ankle joint and helps support it. When this bone breaks, it can cause intense pain and swelling, as well as difficulty walking or putting weight on that foot.

What are the types of Distal Fibula Fracture?

There are three types of distal fibula fractures:

  1. Stable fractures include nondisplaced, minimally displaced, and slightly displaced fractures.
  2. Unstable fractures include moderately displaced, severely displaced, and comminuted (splintered) fractures.
  3. Open fractures occur when the skin is broken due to a fall or high-energy impact injury such as a car crash or gunshot wound. Open fractures require immediate medical attention because they can lead to serious complications such as infection and blood loss if not treated quickly enough!

What are the causes of Distal Fibula Fracture?

The proximal fibula is a bone in the lower leg. It runs from just below the knee to just above the ankle, and it connects to the tibia with ligaments. Injuries to this bone are common, and can be caused by any of the following:

  • A fall or accident
  • Skiing or snowboarding
  • Playing sports (football, soccer, etc.)
  • Driving a vehicle over an icy road
  • Stress fracture from overuse of an injured limb

What are the symptoms of Distal Fibula Fracture?

A distal fibula fracture is a break in the lower part of your leg, below the knee. Fractures of this type are common in older people and are often caused by falls or when the foot is caught in something. The symptoms of distal fibula fractures include:

  • Pain and swelling in your ankle or knee
  • A deformity in your ankle joint, which may make it difficult to move your ankle or bend your foot upward
  • Bruising on your shin and calf muscles

What are the risk factors for Distal Fibula Fracture?

There are many risk factors for Distal Fibula Fracture. They include:

  • Older age (the older you are, the more likely you are to get a distal fibula fracture)
  • Being male (men have a higher risk of getting this type of fracture than women)
  • Having osteoporosis or other disorders that weaken bones, like Paget’s disease or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Having had previous injuries or fractures in the area where this fracture occurs

Recommended Exercise

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What are the exercises for Distal Fibula Fracture?

The exercises for Distal Fibula Fracture are:

Stretching

Stretching the muscles around the ankle can help reduce pain and improve mobility.

Walking

Walking helps to break down scar tissue in the injured area and promote healing.

Resistance exercises

Resistance exercises are an important part of rehabilitation after a fracture because they help to improve bone strength and correct muscle imbalance.

Strengthening

Strengthening exercises, such as ankle curls or toe raises, can help to stabilize the ankle joint and prevent future injury.

What are the treatments for Distal Fibula Fracture?

The treatments for a distal fibula fracture are as follows:

  1. The doctor will put a cast on your leg to keep it in one position while it heals.
  2. You will be told to keep your weight off your foot and leg, so you will need crutches or a cane to help you walk until the bone heals.
  3. You may have pain from the injury and from resting in one position for so long, so you can take medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain relief.

Physical Therapy for Distal Fibula Fracture

If you’ve suffered a distal fibula fracture, your doctor may recommend physical therapy.

Physical therapy can help you recover from your injury and get back to your normal life. The goal of physical therapy is to restore strength and range of motion in your ankle so that you can walk normally again. It may also help you avoid further complications such as arthritis in the ankle area.

Physical therapy for a distal fibula fracture includes exercises to increase strength in the muscles around your ankle, improve flexibility and range of motion in your foot and ankle, and prevent stiffness or contractures (when soft tissue shortens). The therapist may also show you how to use splinting devices at home or teach you how to walk with crutches.

You’ll probably need several weeks of physical therapy before returning to normal activities such as running or playing sports.                         

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What brace is used for Distal Fibula Fracture?

A dynamic brace is used for Distal Fibula Fracture.

Dynamic braces are made of a plastic and metal material. They are used to support the ankle and foot during the healing process of a distal fibula fracture. These braces can be made from different materials, but the most common type is made from plastic and hard plastic or metal.

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