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Incidence Statistics for Types of Broken leg

The information below shows a list of types of Broken leg, with information as to the annual incidence of each of these types of Broken leg. Estimates of the people affected each year are calculated based on the available statistics.

Incidence Statistics for Types of Broken leg


Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

lower leg fracture approx 1 in 1,304 or 0.08% or 208,466 people in USA 208,466 3,495 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
fractured femur approx 1 in 1,155 or 0.09% or 235,486 people in USA 235,486 3,948 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
fractured tibia N/A N/A No information
fractured fibula N/A N/A No information

Types of Broken leg

For more information about types of Broken leg, refer to our section on types of Broken leg.

About incidence:

The medical term 'incidence' of Broken leg usually refers to the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Broken leg. Prevalence is a different medical disease measure that refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Broken leg at any given time (e.g. prevalence includes people who have had a medical condition for a long time). For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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