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Fractured Tibia and Fibula (Broken Lower Leg Bones) with Fixation Surgery. This medical illustration series pictures the bones of the right lower leg revealing pre-operative displaced fractures of the tibia and fibula. Additional  surgical images reflect the following: 1. Incision into the anterior knee region with a drill reaming the tibial canal, 2. Insertion of an intramedullary rod-nail, and finally 4. Post-operative view with fixation hardware in place.