What are the complications of tibia and fibula fracture?

Updated: Nov 30, 2017
  • Author: Jeffrey G Norvell, MD, MBA, RDMS; Chief Editor: Trevor John Mills, MD, MPH  more...
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The following complications may be noted:

  • Neurovascular compromise

  • Compartment syndrome

  • Peroneal nerve injury

  • Infection

  • Gangrene

  • Osteomyelitis

  • Delayed union, nonunion, or malunion

  • Amputation or skin loss

  • Posttraumatic arthritis

  • Fat embolism


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