The tibia and fibula are connected bones that begin below the knee and end at the ankle, says Innerbody. The tibia is the larger and stronger bone, while the fibula, though as long as the tibia, is a slender bone attached to the side of the tibia.
Common treatments for tibia and fibula fractures, both bones in the leg, include reduction, casting and surgery, according to WebMD. The type of treatment depends on the severity of the break.
There are many ways a fibula can be broken and healing time is directly related to the type and severity of the fracture sustained, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. While most bones take at least six weeks to heal, many ankle fractures take con...
According to Dr. Jonathan Cluett in an About.com article on fibular fractures, treatment methods for a broken fibula vary from surgery to patients using braces. The treatment differs according to the severity of the injury and whether there are other broken bones.
A broken tibia can be treated through immobilization or certain surgical procedures. The tibia is the major weight-bearing bone of the leg, notes Mayo Clinic.
With appropriate treatment, a fibula fracture generally heals in four to six weeks, states Baylor Scott & White Health. Depending on the level and severity of the break, treatment options include ice, elevation and using a leg brace or walking boot. Most people with a f...
With proper treatment, most fibular fractures heal within four to six weeks, according to Baylor Scott & White Health. To avoid further injury and aid healing, doctors recommend that patients walk with crutches, and patients often use a brace or walking boot to restrain...