Lower Leg Injuries, Surgery for

The lower leg consists of the portion of the lower extremity between the knee and ankle joints. The skeleton of the lower leg is formed by the tibia and the fibula bones. The tibia is larger than the fibula and is the major weight-bearing bone of the lower leg. The tibia articulates with the femur above to form the knee joint and with the talus below to form the ankle joint. The tibia is triangular in cross section and can easily be felt along the front portion of the lower ...

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