Information about a fractured fibula
The fibula bone is situated in the lower leg, the smaller of the two bones found there, and is joined to the ankle and the other lower leg bone, the tibia.
The fibula generally breaks when it receives a sudden impact, or when your ankle gets rolled. It is not an uncommon injury and is often sustained in combat sports or jumping from a height and landing awkwardly. In fact, anything that causes stress to the bone usually results in a fractured fibula.
The symptoms of a fractured fibula
If you suffer this injury, you will you experience a sudden onset of pain where the bone is broken, which would probably make you limp or be unable to walk. The pain usually subsides quite quickly but leaves an ache in the area of the injury, and quite often is accompanied by bruising and swelling.
Normally an X-ray is enough for a fractured fibula but in complicated cases an MRI scan, CT scan or bone scan may be necessary to determine the severity of the fracture.
Recovery from a fractured fibula
Recovery from a fractured fibular is generally total, although physiotherapy may be necessary to hasten recovery. This can include:
- Soft tissue massage;
- Joint mobilisation;
- The use of crutches;
- Activity modification;
- Taping or bracing;
- A protective boot;
- Exercises to improve strength and flexibility;
- Hydrotherapy; and
- Ice or heat treatment.
If your fractured fibula occurred because of an accident
If the injury happened in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may well be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim against the responsible party.
Accident Advice Helped have helped numerous victims of all types of injuries to be successful in making a personal injury compensation claim. If you are successful, we are successful, as we operate on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Our solicitors are very experienced in dealing with such matters and will make sure that your claim is dealt with in a fast and efficient manner, causing you as little bother as possible. On our website there is an online claim form which you can complete, or why not take our 30-second test and get some idea about how much compensation you can expect to be awarded?
Our telephone number is 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. One of our friendly advisors will always be there to give you free advice and start your claim for you.
If you have a fractured fibula part of the treatment will be to rest, so why not use some of that resting time to make contact with us and put your claim into motion?