Except for the femur, the tibia is the largest bone in the body that supports weight. It is located on the anteromedial side of the leg. It has two epiphyses and one diaphysis. It articulates proximally with the femur and fibula and distally with the talus and fibula.
Side Condyle & #8211; eminence that articulates with the lateral condyle of the femur
Medial Condyle & #8211; eminence that articulates with the medial condyle of the femur
Intercondylar Eminence & #8211; is located between the two condyles
Tibial Tuberosity & #8211; large oblong elevation that inserts the patellar ligament
Fibular Fovea & #8211; tibial site that articulates with the fibula (lateral to the tibial tuberosity)
Medial Malleolus & #8211; pyramidal process
Pit for the Talus & #8211; articulates with the talus
Fibular Notch & #8211; articulation site with the fibula
Anterior Edge & #8211; crest (most prominent)
Medial Edge & #8211; smooth and rounded
Side Edge & #8211; interosseous crest (thin and prominent)
Back Face & #8211; presents the soleus muscle line
Side Face & #8211; narrower than the medial
Medial Face & #8211; smooth, convex and broad
THE Tibia hinges with three bones: Femur, Fibula and Talus.
|TIBIA & #8211; PREVIOUS, SIDE AND REAR VIEW
|Source: SOBOTTA, Johannes. Atlas of Human Anatomy. 21st. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan, 2000.|
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