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Tibia and Fibula Bones – Posterior View

Posterior Markings of the Tibia and Fibula:

  1. The image descriptionLateral condyle of the tibia is the lateral expansion at the proximal end of the bone.
Tibia and fibula - posterior view
Tibia and fibula - lateral condyle - posterior view
Tibia and fibula - lateral condyle - posterior view - bone
The lateral condyle of the tibia - posterior view
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  • Flattened superior surface (deepened by lateral meniscus cartilage) articulates with the lateral condyle of the femur
  • The head of the fibula articulates on the facet just below the condyle
  • The anterior aspect serves as a distal attachment point for the iliotibial tract.
  1. image descriptionMedial condyle of tibia is a medial expansion at the proximal end of the bone.
Tibia and fibula - posterior view
Tibia and fibula - medial condyle - posterior view
Tibia and fibula - medial condyle - posterior view - bone
The medial condyle of the tibia - posterior view
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  • It has a flattened superior surface (deepened by medial meniscus cartilage) articulates with lateral condyle of the femur.
  • The posterior aspect serves as the distal attachment point for semimembranosus muscle.
  1. image descriptionIntercondylar eminence of tibia – small elevations located between the medial and lateral condyles.
Tibia and fibula - posterior view
Tibia and fibula - intercondyle eminence - posterior view
Tibia and fibula - intercondyle eminence - posterior view - bone
Intercondylar eminence of the tibia - posterior view
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  • anterior and posterior to the eminence are roughened depressions that serve as attachment points for the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments and for the central tips of the medial and lateral menisci.
  1. image descriptionHead of fibula is a small, knob-like extension at the superior end of the bone.
Tibia and fibula - posterior view
Tibia and fibula - fibular head - posterior view
Tibia and fibula - fibular head - posterior view - bone
Head of fibula - posterior view
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  • It articulates with the lateral condyle of the tibia at the proximal tibiofibular joint.
  1. image descriptionSoleal line (popliteal line) of the tibia is an oblique ridge that extends along the proximal surface.
Tibia and fibula - posterior view
Tibia and fibula - soleal line - posterior view
Tibia and fibula - soleal line - posterior view - bone
The soleal line of the tibia
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  • It marks the inferior attachment point for the popliteus muscle.
  • It serves as an attachment point for the soleus muscle.
  1. image descriptionMedial malleolus of tibia is the medial prominence that extends downwardly from the distal end of the bone.
Tibia and fibula - posterior view
Tibia and fibula - medial malleolus - posterior view
Tibia and fibula - medial malleolus - posterior view - bone
The medial malleolus of the tibia - posterior view
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  • It articulates with the talus, forming medial portion of the ankle (mortise) joint.
  • It serves as the proximal attachment for the deltoid (medial collateral) ligament of the ankle joint.
  1. image descriptionLateral malleolus of fibula is the pointed distal end of the bone.
Tibia and fibula - posterior view
Tibia and fibula - lateral malleolus - posterior view
Tibia and fibula - lateral malleolus - posterior view - bone
The lateral malleolus of the fibula - posterior view
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  • It articulates with the talus, forming the lateral portion of the ankle (mortise) joint.
  • It serves as the proximal attachment for the three components of lateral (collateral) ligament of the ankle.
  1. image descriptionFibular notch of the tibia is a depression on the lateral side of the distal tibia.
Tibia and fibula - posterior view
Tibia and fibula - fibular notch - posterior view
Tibia and fibula - fibular notch - posterior view - bone
The fibular notch of the tibia
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  • It articulates with the distal end of the fibula.

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