Tibia and Fibula (Tib-Fib) Fracture on X-ray

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An AP (A), and lateral (B) x-ray of a tibia and fibula (tib-fib) fracture demonstrating how the fracture can appear well aligned on one view and displaced on the other. When getting x-rays to evaluate an injured extremity, it is important to obtain at least two views at 90 degrees. 

Read more about tibia and fibula fractures in context: 

Practical Office Orthopedics: Chapter 8. Fracture Management

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Melanie Allison, DNP, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC

Executive Manager, Education & Learning, McGraw-Hill

Melanie Allison is the Executive Manager of Education & Learning with McGraw Hill. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education from The Johns Hopkins University. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, specializing as an acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP), from Vanderbilt University. Melanie has more than 20 years of experience as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner in adult cardiology and advanced lipid management. She is a part-time faculty member at a top school of nursing where she has taught for more than 16 years.