Your leg contains three major bones, all of which can be fractured during an automobile accident.


The fibula. This bone runs alongside the tibia below your knee. It's more commonly broken during ankle injuries.
The thighbone (femur). This is the longest and strongest bone in your body. It usually takes a great deal of force to break this bone.
The shinbone (tibia). This is the major weight-bearing bone in your lower leg, and it's the most commonly broken long bone in your body. You can break the shinbone across its length (shaft), or you can break the portion of the bone that attaches to the knee joint (tibial plateau) or ankle joint.During a motor vehicle accident when your knees become jammed against the dashboard during a collision, tibia fractures often occur.

Signs and Symptoms of a broken leg:


  • Severe pain, which may worsen with movement
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Bruising
  • Obvious deformity or shortening of the affected leg
  • Limited range of motion or inability to walk

If you or your child has any signs or symptoms of a broken leg, seek immediate medical attention, especially if the break follows a fall or motor vehicle accident. Prompt diagnosis and treatment of a broken leg is critical to complete healing.

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