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Lower leg. Coloured X-ray of the lower half of a young adult's healthy right leg. The tibia (shin bone) is the large bone running from top to bottom. Parallel to this is the smaller fibula. A faint outline of the flesh of the calf can also be seen. At the top is the knee joint and the base of the femur (thigh bone). At the bottom are the bones of the ankle.
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