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Organs » Fibula


Introduction: Fibula

The fibula is one of two bones in the lower leg. The fibula is the larger bone that sits behind the smaller shin-bone called the tibia.

Descriptions of Fibula

Fibula: the outer and thinner of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle
Source: WordNet 2.1

Fibula : The bone of the lower leg lateral to and smaller than the tibia. In proportion to its length, it is the most slender of the long bones.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Summary Information: Fibula

Fibula: The fibula is a long bone that is located in the lower portion of the leg next to the tibia. There are two fibulas in the body, one in each leg, and they form a part of the appendicular skeleton. The fibula articulates with the tibia and the talus to form the ankle joint. The functions of the fibula include supporting movement of the extremities, creating insertion points for muscles, producing blood cells in bone marrow, and storing some minerals, such as calcium and phosphorus.

Conditions that can afflict the fibula include infection, trauma, fracture, bone cancer, leukemia, osteoporosis, osteomyelitis and dislocations.

Closely Related Organs: Fibula

The following organs are closely related to the organ: Fibula:

Conditions Afflicting Organs: Fibula

The following conditions are related to the organ: Fibula:

Other Names: Fibula

The following are other names for the organ: Fibula:

Sub Parts: Fibula

The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Fibula:

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Fibula

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Fibula:

Condition count: 1 ; see list below.

Organ types: Bone (91), Lower leg (5)

Related organs: tibia (4), shin (2), lower leg (5), leg (69)

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Fibula: Related Topics

Diseases List for Fibula:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Fibula' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:


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