A to Z: Fracture, Fibulaenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgA fractured fibula is a break to the smaller of the two bones in the lower leg.fracture, break, broken, fibula, leg, bone, bones, cast, splint, lower leg, tibia, CD1Emergency Department, CD1Orthopedics, CD1Sports Medicine03/27/201303/21/201909/02/20192f81fb06-2cb5-4064-b9a8-700c957e2c96https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-fracture-fibula.html/<p>A fractured fibula is a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/b-bone.html/">break</a> to the smaller of the two <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/">bones</a> in the lower leg.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>A fibula fracture can occur anywhere along the bone, from just below the knee to where it connects to the ankle joint. A fibula fracture usually is the result of a strong blow to the side of the leg, but some can be caused by twisting an ankle.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/casts.html/">Casts</a> are used to help some broken bones <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/broken-arm.html/">heal</a> properly. Fibula fractures usually heal completely in 4&ndash;6 weeks.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Bones, Muscles, and JointsOur bones, muscles, and joints form our musculoskeletal system and enable us to do everyday physical activities.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/bones-muscles-joints.html/d55a922b-e87a-49e0-82ae-0c5a0773cee9
Broken BonesWhat happens when you break a bone?https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/broken-bones.html/fe9a644f-2c79-45eb-a47c-144055624af7
CastsSome injuries will heal best if a cast is used. Find out how they work and how to take care of them in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/casts.html/06797b29-b2dc-4069-acb0-7f1ba6981cfb
First Aid: Broken BonesA broken bone needs emergency medical care. Here's what to do if you think your child just broke a bone.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/broken-bones-sheet.html/421bf2cd-ba6b-4220-a1bb-a52eddb36fc5
How Long Does it Take for a Broken Bone to Heal?How long does a broken bone take to heal? Find out!https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/broken-arm.html/1c4247f3-deef-4ce5-a412-f93eb0ac97ad
X-Ray Exam: Lower Leg (Tibia and Fibula)An X-ray of the tibia and fibula can help find the cause of pain, tenderness, swelling, or deformity of the lower leg. It can detect broken bones, and after a broken bone has been set, help determine if it has healed properly.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/xray-lower-leg.html/d5f0078f-73e7-4b7a-a854-0a821dd0d7df
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