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Lower limb fractures

Lower limb fractures are those associated with the hips, legs, ankles and feet. These can be caused by a variety of injuries including motor vehicle accidents, biking injuries, sports and falls in the elderly.

Dr Sunil P Reddy prides himself in providing evidence based, quality orthopaedic and trauma care with compassion and a strong patient centric ethos.

He has over a decade of experience in the management of trauma – including acute trauma as well as complications including non-union, infection, bone defects and sequelae of old neglected trauma.

Trauma services offered by Adelaide orthopaedic surgeon Dr Sunil P Reddy:

  • Simple and complex injuries of lower limb
  • Management of complex fractures of proximal and distal femur; proximal and distal tibia
  • Reconstructive surgery for non-unions, infected non-unions, bone loss

Appointment for - Fractures, acute knee and shoulder injuries

Urgent appointments for fractures and acute knee and shoulder injuries are available.  Patients can call 08 8232 8899 to request one or make an appointment online. Referring Physicians can call Dr Sunil Reddy directly to discuss such injuries or make an appointment for their patients, including after-hours and weekends.

Below are examples of some complex fractures of the lower limb and their management with Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF)

CT images of a tibial plateau fracture and its fixation with plates and screws.


Pilon fracture (at the ankle).



The first image shows a malunited / malrotated distal tibia fracture. Correction of position, refixation with plate and screws and bone grafting was done.


Hybrid THR performed for fracture neck of femur. THR is preferred to a hemiarthroplasty in patients who were active and community ambulators at the time of injury.

Learn more about various fractures of lower limbs – visit American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon website.

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Fractures around Knee