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Tibia

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Description

  • General
    • Major weight bearing bone of the lower leg
  • Proximal
    • Tibial plateau forms articular surface for the Knee Joint
    • Tibial tuberosity is described below
  • Distal
    • Tibial plafond forms articular surface for the Ankle Joint
    • Medial malleolus contributes to medial stability
  • Interosseus Membrane
    • Acts as a fibrous anchor between the tibia and Fibula
    • Runs along the length of both bones (lateral side of tibia)

Tibial Tubercle

  • Attachment site for Patellar Tendon
  • Developmental Anatomy
    • Cartilage stage: occurs before a secondary ossification center appears at the tubercle
    • Apophyseal stage: secondary ossification center appears in girls (8-12), boys (9-14)
    • Epiphyseal stage: secondary ossification centers (proximal tibia, tubercle) merge into a bony tubercle adjacent to proximal tibial epiphysis
      • Continues to expand proximally until it blends with tibial epiphysis around age 17

Actions


Vascular Supply


Innervation


Clinical Significance

Knee

Leg


See Also


References

Created by:
John Kiel on 25 March 2021 16:42:55
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4 April 2021 17:57:18
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