A 17-year-old female asked:
Is the tibia a fragile bone. if so, what type of impact would break it?
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Pediatrics 12 years experience
No: It's not fragile. It's relatively strong and would require a strong force to break it. Reasons why it could be weaker than normal (not including congenital reasons) is poor nutrition and poor bone mineralization.
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Last updated Jan 17, 2016
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