Tibia and fibula fracture for Valentino Rossi after an enduro training session. So, the Italian champion will renounce the 2017 MotoGP Title. The bad shot at the right leg, the same injured in 2010 at the Mugello, caused a double fracture of tibia and fibula. “I talked to Valentino. He has a lot of pain, and he is not optimistic. It’s a problem.” Graziano Rossi, Valentino’s dad, said.
Doctors to perform the radiography cut off the motorcycle boot. If Valentino was to be operated the absence would be at least 40 days. So, he can’t run two races, Misano and Aragon. But, Valentino’s misadventure enriches his career. he had good and bad moments. He is never a banal champion. At age 38, the Yamaha rider continues to pursue the tenth world title. But he has already won the longevity championship. Now, for sure, even the opposing fans are pushing for his return to the track. But, his 2017 season, is now compromised.
The doctors have already intervened
Valentino Rossi was operated in the night after the accident where the tibia and fibula broke. After the first checks carried out, the pilot was transported to Ancona, Italy, where it was operated on the night. Yamaha said in a statement that the surgical operation, carried out by Professor Pascarella, was successful. During the operation, the fractures were fixed using a metal pin, without complications. Yamaha thanks the hospital staff for their dedication and professionalism.
“I am very sorry for the accident. Now I want to go back to my bike as soon as possible and I will do my best to make this happen.” They are Valentino Rossi‘s first words, entrusted to a Yamaha release after the accident. “The intervention has gone well. This morning, when I woke up, I have already felt well. I would like to thank the staff of the Ancona hospital. Especially Dr. Pascarella, who has worked for me.”
Tibia and Fibula Fracture
The tibia and fibula fracture is a leg injury that affects the surrounding bone and the soft tissues, muscles, blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and skin. The primary cause of fracture of tibia and fibula is trauma such as falls, accidents or sports injuries. Fracture means interruption of bone continuity. The fracture occurs when the applied force is of such an intensity to exceed the bone resistance.
There are several ways to describe and classify fractures:
- based on the origin of the fracture: traumatic, pathological (typical of the elderly);
depending on the fracture mechanism: direct or indirect;
- depending on the course of the fracture rhyming: transverse, oblique, spiroide or longitudinal;
- About the possible displacement of the fractured segments: composed or decomposed;
- it depends on the integrity of the skin: closed or exposed;
- depending on the thickness of the bone affected by the fracture: complete or incomplete;
- depending on the stability of the fracture itself: stable or unstable.
You can distinguish three different districts. It depends on the site of the fracture:
- third proximal;
- third medium,
- third distal.
The distinction is important both from rehabilitation and from the prognosis. In fact, in the fractures of the third proximal of the tibia, the knee joint may be involved. While those in the third distal of the tibia and fibula may be involved in tibial tarsus. These fractures affect patients who have suffered a road accident or trauma during sports practice. The main symptoms of a tibia and fibula fracture are the pain. It is present at different points depending on the site of the fracture. The tibial meta-diaphysis fracture does not involve large restriction of the articular range.
Doctors decide for surgical operations when there is a middle medium third fracture and use an external fixator. When the problem is the distal, with ankle involvement and relative instability, bone fragments are repositioned in their original (reduced) position and their normal alignment. They will then be held together with special screws and metal plates (titanium plaques) attached to the outer surface of the bone. After the surgical treatment, a rehabilitation period of 4 months is required. In case, instead of a fracture, the doctors use synthesis means, made by plaque and screws.
The tibial and fibula fractures are the most frequent fractures. They can be associated (both) or isolated. Depending on the site of the fracture, there are three different districts. The first is the proximal third (joint fractures). Then, there is the third medium (metadiaphysary) and finally the third distal (common fractures). The distinction is important both from a rehabilitative point of view and from a prognostic point of view. Additionally, patients can heal through osteosynthesis, plaque, and screws application. Or they can be immobilized with a plunger.
The rehabilitation path involves the first phase of pain control and recovery of the active and passive inflexibility of the hip, knee, and ankle, accompanied by a mild muscular reinforcement. When you will arrive at the goal, you can begin the aerobic activity. At the same time, it is possible to begin own-goal exercises and even more complex equilibrium. It is crucial to complete the rehabilitation path with the last stage of the field with specific sporting practice exercises and a continuous and safe shooting of movement and sporting action.