Which medical personnel provide consultation to patients with 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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Obtain emergent orthopedic consultation for open fractures. Consultation is also generally indicated for closed fractures.

Emergent consultation is needed in suspected compartment syndrome.

Advise patient to obtain orthopedic follow-up care of isolated fibula fractures.

Patients should see a primary care physician or be referred to an orthopedic surgeon within 1 week for further evaluation and treatment of isolated fibula fractures.


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