Fractured Tibia and Fibula Repair: Martha’s Story

It could happen to anyone: While hosting a dinner party, Martha Thompson fell down the stairs and severely injured her tibia and fibula, two major bones in her leg and ankle. She was taken by ambulance to Saint Luke’s Hospital, where a doctor performed a “closed reduction” to temporarily set the injured bones.

A few days later, Martha met with James Halloran, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics, who recommended a complex surgical procedure to repair the bones. Today, Martha is up and moving again, and she is sharing her story for others to hear. Watch below as she discusses her tibia and fibula repair surgery and overall experience at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics:

For more information about tibia and fibula repair, or any other orthopedic procedure, please make an appointment by calling 913-319-7600.


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