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Small Chip Fracture Of Medial Tibia: Getting Proper Treatment


Also called avulsion fracture, chip fracture is the rupturing of the tendon/ ligament in parts of body, commonly the ankle, shin, fingers and foot.

Chip fractures of the tibia or shinbone can affect both children and adults, especially those
involved in high impact sporting activities. [1]

- Mostly seen in young athletes or people in sports
- Sufficient rest is the best way to heal small chip fractures of the medial tibia
- Easily diagnosed by taking an X-ray or a CT scan

The healing time depends on the cause and severity of the injury. Small chip fractures can heal within some weeks.


Chip fracture of medial tibia includes the following symptoms:
- Pain
- Swelling of the lower leg
- Discolored shinbone
- Restriction in movement
- Changes in sensation in the foot


Self Care:
Treatment involved in chip fracture of medial tibia depends on several factors like the time, the cause and severity of the injury as well as the overall health of the patient. Treatment options include the following:
- RICE or Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation for incomplete or minor avulsion fracture

Doctors may suggest:
- Physical therapy for regaining motion
- Use of splint, cast and functional brace
- Use of crutches

Specialist: Mfine believes in giving quality treatment to its patients. It provides all the support including surgery for severe injury for treating ailments.

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