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

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

Read more about tibia and fibula fractures:

The Atlas of Emergency Medicine, 4e: Chapter 14. Pediatric Conditions

CURRENT Diagnosis and Treatment Surgery: Chapter 40. Orthopedic Surgery

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

Executive Editorial Specialist, McGraw-Hill Education

Melanie Allison is the Executive Editorial Specialist with McGraw-Hill Education. 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’s of Science in Nursing degree (MSN), 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. She is a part-time faculty member at a top school of nursing, where she has taught for more than 15 years.

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