Tibia and Fibula Fracture Repair

The tibia and fibula are the two bones between the ankle and the knee. The tibia is the larger bone that supports the most weight. Just like ulna and radius fractures, puppies have a have a higher risk of fracture because they have softer bones. Usually when the tibia fractures, the fibula fractures as well. These fractures are almost always caused by the animal suffering some sort of trauma, like falling off of a bed or getting hit by a car. Radiographs need to be taken for the veterinarian to diagnose the exact injury. Surgery is the repair option for severe breaks, with the surgeon using a bone plate and screws.