Fibula

What is Fibula?

Its a bone in lower leg that bears our most of body weight.

Questions and answers on "Fibula"

How long is it normal to have pain at the sight of a closed fractured fibula?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It will take 2 weeks more

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case. Fibula fracture takes 6 weeks for complete healing. So your pain may take two more week for complete healing. Off and on pain may be there for three and half months. You can take calcium tablet for faster...

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My 15 year old son twisted his ankle in bball today and now his toes are tingling and numb? The ankle is swollen, however, not sure if we need to get an xray or not

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Brief Answer:
Hi and welcome to HCM

Detailed Answer:
I would do Xray. Sometimes even minor traumas can cause fracture of fibula and then immobilisation may be necessary. Probably this is not fracture and there is just ligament or tendon pulling and reactive swelling. In this case 5-10 days may be...

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Mri revealed hyperintense bone marrow in the proximal fibula but incomplete imaging. What me to have another mri to see why there was abnormal signal. Remaining see of the fibula signal normal?? What does this mean

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Brief Answer:
Can be due to edema or decreased vascularity.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The hyperintense bone marrow in proximal fibula can happen due to local swelling- edema, decreased vascularity or a physiological variation. It can be due to an abnormal growth or a...

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I fractured my tibia and fibula dec 28. Dr operated dec30 and put long nail and screws in. In the meantime I need a total knee replacement other leg. Much pain stiffness locking much Stiffness. It has been over 12 weeks since my surgery for fractures. How much longer do I need to wait to have the minimally invasive total knee? It really hurts.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Get an X-ray done to see the extent of healing.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The long bones like tibia and fibula take 3-6 months to heal properly depending on the patient's physical condition. The extent of healing can be detected by radiological methods...

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Good day Dr Spaho

Patient XXXX was involved in a recent accident 17 Nov, 2016 at 03:15. X-Rays were taken at Banglamung Hospital, and have been made available at:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B90glucIcidFUHhxLTFkemNFVW8?usp=sharing, more specifically, DICOM set in folder 0000-0340.

What is your interpretation on injuries, specifically with respect to left fibula in 0000-0320.png in the 0000-0340 folder?

What advice and you offer and would the typical treatment and time be for correct recovery following this injury?

XXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I'm evaluating the files you uploaded.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Mark and thanks for asking me directly again.

Sorry for the delay, you should wait a little more until I get to my desktop and to evaluate the files you uploaded.

Talk to you soon.

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Good day

Patient XXXX was involved in an accident at 03:15, 17 Nov, 2016. X-Rays were taken at Banglamung Hospital before 04:00, and have been made available at:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B90glucIcidFUHhxLTFkemNFVW8?usp=sharing, more specifically, DICOM set in folder 0000-0340.

What is the interpretation on injuries, specifically with respect to left fibula in 0000-0340.png in the 0000-0340 folder?

What advice can be offered on typical treatment and estimated time be for recovery following the injury?

XXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
See next

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.
This is isolated fibula shaft fracture with dislocation of about 5mm. There are excoriations on forearm and hematomas on lower leg. This doesn't require surgical treatment but only cast immobilization for 6-8 weeks. Wish your good health....

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Painfull lump about 12 inch above my heal, seems to be attached to my Fibula, and also seems to be affecting my
nerve. This is a lateral lump about 1 1/2" x 1/2", and does not slide around. When I push on it, or knock it, it shoots pain....I have had this for 1 year more....seems to be getting worse Exercise help make it loosen up. Any ideas? Thanks.

doctor1 MD

Hi thanks for your question.
Lump about one and half inch x half inch in dimension on the lateral aspect of leg, fixed, painful and attached to fibula. The first possibility is that this lump could be osteoid osteoma that is benign tumor arising from bone. Second possibility is myofibroma that is...

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10 weeks ago I broke the right fibula at the ankle. Suddenly 4 days ago my right calf and knee swelled up. Ultrasound revealed acute DVT and I started taking Eliquis. It is rather uncomfortable to walk (I am still using crutches) I am a 63 year old male with no other conditions I know of other than elevated cholesterol but I don't take anything for it. How sedentary should I be?
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doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Depends on the complexity of your ankle injury

Detailed Answer:
Hi there.

Thanks for the query.

Since you have low fibula fracture, it could indicate ankle instability. It would be helpful if you could upload the Xray and/or reports concerned.

Depending on the severity of the ankle...

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I broke my fibula on 4/1/16. (Horse fell on me). It was a clean break. They put me in a walking boot and I was put on light duty at work.i had been walking in the boot without crutches for over a week. I'm suppose to go to Dr on 5/4/16 to get cleared for full duty. However on 4/29/16 I work up in pain worse than when I broke it. Is there anyway I could have reinjuried it while sleeping. Thanks XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Possible

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.
It is possible and you should definitely do xrays again. However,it is much more likely to be just injury if soft tissue,tendon or capsule around the joint so you should not be very concerned if I am right. Wish you god health....

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Please explain the lateral malleolus and the distal fibula. Also, marrow edema with pathologic enhancement in the medullary space of the distal fibula in layman terms please

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
bone disorder

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome to HCM.

Fibula is one of 2 bones which are present in lower leg. Fibula is the smaller one. Distal means- the lower part of bone. And lateral malleolus is the lowest part of fibula, this is small bony prominence.

Marrow edema is MRI...

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Recent questions on  Fibula

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I am an elite Triathlete... About a month ago I felt a tiny bump on the outside of my leg (2 inches above the ankle bone where the peroneal muscles run along the fibula). When the bump is touched, it sends a sensation down to my toes. Sometimes the area feel dull and mildly achy, but mostly no pain, except tightness of the muscles groups around the area. I get regular massage, chiropractic, and other recovery techniques. Any ideas as to what it might be?

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as a personal trainer what sort of resistance training program should i focus on for someone who shattered their tibia, fibula and femur in a car accident twelve months ago. they are able to fully weight bear on their leg but cannot do any high impact work.

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I am having a problem with heavy sweating. I am a female and 68 yrs of age. Every time is use my arms to fold laundry, chop veggies for dinner, clean off the table etc I begin to sweat to the point of it dripping off my nose, also walking at any speed other than turtle slow. I can not enjoy eating dinner because I get so over heated. Last year I had a very bad bone infection in my right leg, at the knee and down my tibia, hardware was removed from my leg which had been inserted when in Sept. 2009, i broke my tibia, fibula, and knee, had compartment syndrome. I have had several operations on my leg from 2009 up to last year. My internist seems to think that my body is reacting to pain from my leg and back as I do not stand correctly and my walking gait is incorrect due to my problems with my leg. I m beginning to wonder if there might be another reason that we should be looking for. My Mother died of a masdive heart attach at the age of 55. I am the only surviving member of my family (mother, father, two older brothers). Thank You

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I broke my fibula 1year ago and the pain in my leg is achy and rides all the way up my leg wether walking sitting or lying down it can become unbearable i am 53 with oseteo penia. I had no surgery,pyhsio or followup i went straight back to work 2days fter cast off any answers or is this normal?

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I have recently (4weeks ago) had an ORIF of tibia and fibula . I had cefexime post op for a week . Last 2 days i feel really hot and sick . Leg is a bit tender. Should i seek an assessment or just see if this passes ? Im worried about infection of...

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developed nodules on my Left wrist. (3) base of the 5th metacarpal, kinda big, 1 prox to the fibula and a small one in between. they don't hurt but burn sometimes when I am typing or driving. Developed in the last 2-3mos. Tonight I'm feeling the...

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I broke my leg about an inch above the ankle (snapped the tibia , cracked fibula further up) 39 years ago, and ever since it 'healed,' my foot has turned slightly inward. I now work in a manufacturing plant at which I'm on my feet from 8-10 hours...

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