Tibia and Fibia fracture is treated by surgery done by repair of broken bones of the lower leg by casting or splinting. This type of surgery depends on the severity and type of fractures. Usually, individuals are given a general anesthetic and the surgeon aligns the broken ends of the bones using a fluoroscope, a specialized x-ray device, as a guide. After the fracture has been aligned properly, a cast or splint is applied. Depending on the severity of the injuries or breaks and the age of the individual, the person may be sent home as soon as anesthesia has worn off or the patient may also stay at a hospital for a period of 1-6 days.
Because prolonged bed rest increases the risk of thromboembolism and thrombosis; and because stress on bone encourages the formation of new bone, physical therapy and weight-bearing exercises must be done as soon as the doctor permits following the tibia and fibia surgery.