Nicole, a 14-year-old girl, was skiing when she fell and broke her left leg.As she fell, her left leg got caught under the body of another skier who...
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Nicole, a 14-year-old girl, was skiing when she fell and broke her left leg. As she fell, her left leg

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caught under the body of another skier who ran into her. An X-ray revealed that the fracture was a

compound tibial fracture just below the knee, as well as a torn meniscus. She remained in the hospital for

2 weeks due to an infection in the area of the skin breakage. After being in a cast for 3 months it was

removed and she was allowed to start bearing weight on the leg. The bones eventually healed however i

it was revealed that the meniscus was still torn 6 months after her injury.


Will she be more or less likely to break the tibia in the same place again and why? 

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