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Broken Leg

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Media file 1: Broken leg. Fracture of the femur (thigh bone). Courtesy of Kevin Reilly, MD; Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona.

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Media file 2: Broken leg. Fracture of the femur (86 year old). Courtesy of Lisa Chan, MD; Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona.

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Media file 3: Broken leg. Fracture of the tibia and the fibula (a "tib-fib" fracture), seen from the side. Courtesy of Lisa Chan, MD; Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona.

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Media file 4: Broken leg. Fracture of the tibia and the fibula, after fixation in the operating room with metal rod and screws. This is one method of maintaining bone position to allow healing to occur. Courtesy of Kevin Reilly, MD; Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona.

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Synonyms and Keywords

leg fracture, femur, patella, tibia, fibula, open fracture, compound fracture, closed fracture, broken leg

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Reviewed on October 17, 2005

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