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Introduction: Tibia

The tibia is the smaller of the two bones in the lower leg. The tibia is the "shin bone" at the front of the lower leg. Behind it sits the larger fibula.

Descriptions of Tibia

Tibia: the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle
Source: WordNet 2.1

Tibia : shin bone; inner and larger bone of the leg below the knee; it articulates with the femur and head of the fibula above and the talus below.
Source: CRISP

Tibia : The second longest bone of the skeleton. It is located on the medial side of the lower leg, articulating with the FIBULA laterally, the TALUS distally, and the FEMUR proximally.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Summary Information: Tibia

Tibia: The tibia is a long bone that is located in the lower portion of the leg. There are two tibias in the body, one in each leg, and they form a part of the appendicular skeleton. The tibia articulates with the femur, fibula and the patella to create the knee joint and with the talus and fibula to form the ankle joint. The functions of the tibia 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 tibia include infection, trauma, fracture, bone cancer, leukemia, osteoporosis, osteomyelitis and dislocations.

Closely Related Organs: Tibia

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

Conditions Afflicting Organs: Tibia

The following conditions are related to the organ: Tibia:

Other Names: Tibia

The following are other names for the organ: Tibia:

Sub Parts: Tibia

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

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Tibia

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

Condition count: 4 ; see list below.

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

Related organs: fibula (1), shin (2), ankle (8), knee (16)

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Diseases List for Tibia:

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




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