Traumatic Injuries & Fractures
Motor Vehicle Accidents
All three leg bones can break during a motor vehicle accident. Fractures can occur when your knees become jammed against the dashboard during a collision.
Hyperextending your leg during contact sports can cause a broken leg. So can a direct blow such as from a hockey stick or an opponent’s body.
Stress fractures are tiny cracks that develop in the weight-bearing bones of your body, including your shinbone. Stress fractures are usually caused by repetitive force or overuse, such as running long distances. But they can also occur with normal use of a bone that’s been weakened by a condition such as