The fibula is in the lower leg, and one of two bones running parallel below the knee; the other is the tibia. It’s the latter that really holds your weight. The fibula serves as an attachment point for muscles and ligaments at the ankle level of the legs. You can even take bone from it for grafts without affecting the leg’s overall structural stability.
Of the two bones, you are more likely to break the tibia. However, quite frequently, if you fracture a fibula you may also break the tibia at the same time. A spiral fibula fracture happens where the structure of the bone cannot withstand a twisting force (also called torsion) and so a break occurs in a spiral way.
Spiral fibula fractures are especially common after skiing accidents, and when playing other sports which mean coming into physical contact with other players, especially games like rugby and football.
What to do after a spiral fibula fracture
If you’ve been unlucky enough to experience a spiral fibula fracture within the last three years through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to claim personal injury compensation for your injury.
Far from being about milking the so-called ‘compensation culture’ for all it’s worth, this is about claiming the money that’s rightfully yours and which you may well need in the wake of an accident for things like travel to medical appointments, or to live off if your injury means you are unable to work.
How Accident Advice Helpline can help
If you’re dealing with the aftermath of a spiral fibula fracture that wasn’t your fault, make Accident Advice Helpline your first port of call.
We offer numerous benefits including:
- Working on a no-win, no-fee basis
- The endorsement of consumer champion and TV star Dame Esther Rantzen
- A 30-second online calculator which lets you see how much compensation you could potentially be entitled to
- A quick service
- Extensive experience in many different types of accident
- Free initial advice
- Most claims can be settled over the phone
We’ve been established since the year 2000, and award more than £30m annually in fast, no-nonsense pay outs.
Don’t suffer in silence. Start your claim with a phone call to us today. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. If you prefer, then you can text the phrase, ‘claim365’ to 88010 and one of our advisers will call you back as soon as possible.
There is no charge for our initial advice, and you are under no obligation to start a claim. So you really do have nothing to lose by chatting to Accident Advice Helpline today.
Date Published: 27th June 2014
Author: Jan Newell