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Bones of the lower leg, artwork

Bones of the lower leg, artwork

C010/7072

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9.1 MB (242.7 KB compressed)

880 x 3630 pixels

7.4 x 30.7 cm ⏐ 2.9 x 12.1 in (300dpi)

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Credit

KERMOAL / BSIP / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY KERMOAL / BSIP / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Bones of the lower leg. Artwork of the tibia and fibula, the bones of the lower leg. The fibula (left) is the thinner of the two bones. They are connected by an interosseous membrane, forming a thin fibrous sheet that acts like a ligament. This membrane helps to stabilise the alignment of these two bones and also helps to separate the muscles of the front and back of the lower leg. The head of the fibula articulates with the lateral condyle of the tibia. A similar joint between the two is located where the lower ends of these bones meet. The head of the tibia forms part of the knee joint, while the lower ends of both form part of the ankle joint.

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