A 22-year-old male asked:
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if one had a growth plate fracture in the fibula and it stunt fibula growth but tibia unaffected,could the tibia in the leg become too long for fibula?

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Dr. Ouida Brown
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Pediatric fractures: The tibia will continue grow which will cause an angular deformity. The person ankle will turn outward.
Answered on Oct 9, 2014
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