Patella Bone - Anterior and Posterior Views
Tibia and Fibula Bones – Introduction
Introduction to the Tibia and Fibula Bones:
The tibia and fibula bones
- At the superior (proximal) end of the tibia, a pair of flattened condyles articulate with the rounded condyles at the distal end of the femur to form the knee joint or tibiofemoral joint.
- The tibia and fibula articulate at two sites.
- At the knee, a superior (proximal) tibiofibular joint is formed by the lateral tibial condyle and the head of the fibula.
- At the ankle, an inferior (distal) tibiofibular joint is formed by the lower fibula and a lateral concavity (notch) on the lower tibia.
- A socket formed by the distal ends of the tibia and fibular articulates with the superior portion of the talus (foot tarsal bone to form the ankle (talocrural) joint.
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