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Fractured Tibia...Will surgery be needed?
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Fractured Tibia...Will surgery be needed?

My 14 year old son fractured his Tibia while skateboarding when we were on vacation 3 days ago. He was put in a temporary  cast and told to follow up with an Orthopedic Surgeon within 5 days. This is the report we were given to take to the Surgeon...There is an obliquely oriented fracture through the tibial metaphysis that extends into the physis. A suspected component is seen extending into the anteromedial aspect of the epiphysis as there is a subtle lucency running into this plane. There is an ankle joint effusion.

Does anyone know if this type of fracture would require surgery?
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Hi there!

It does not look like that a surgery would be necessary, though a definite opinion can only be given after having a look at the images. I would suggest following up with his treating orthopedician.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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