The fibula or calf bone is a bone located on the lateral side of the tibia, with which it is connected above and below. It is the smaller of the two bones, and, in proportion to its length, the most slender of all the long bones. Its upper extremity is small, placed toward the back of the head of the tibia, below the level of the knee-joint, and excluded from the formation of this joint. Its lower extremity inclines a little forward, so as to be on a plane anterior to that of the upper end; it projects below the tibia, and forms the lateral part of the ankle-joint.
Ossification commences in the lower end in the second year, and in the upper about the fourth year. The lower epiphysis, the first to ossify, unites with the body about the twentieth year; the upper epiphysis joins about the twenty-fifth year.
Distal tibial interosseous osteochondroma with impending fracture of fibula - a case report and review of literature.(Case study)
Feb 02, 2009; Authors: Iftikhar H Wani (corresponding author) (equal contributor) [1,2]; Siddhartha Sharma (equal contributor) [1,2]; Farid H...