Knee and Leg
The femur, or thigh bone, is the longest and strongest bone in the body, connecting the hip to the knee. A femur fracture usually occurs from a high energy injury.
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Pediatric Thighbone (Femur) Fracture
Pediatric femur fractures can occur when your child falls hard on the ground or gets injured during sports, automobile accidents, or other high energy trauma.
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The tibia, or shin bone, is the major weight bearing bone of the leg which connects the knee to the ankle. In a tibia fracture the mechanical continuity of the bone is disrupted.
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Fractures of the Proximal Tibia (Plateau)
The proximal (upper) tibia makes up the lower surface of the knee joint and is covered with cartilage and two fibrocartilage menisci. Most of the important ligaments in the knee also connect to the proximal tibia.
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