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fibula

 [fib´u-lah]
the lateral and smaller of the two bones of the lower leg. See anatomic Table of Bones in the Appendices.

fib·u·la

(fib'yū-lă), [TA]
The lateral and smaller of the two bones of the leg; does not bear weight and articulates with the tibia above and the tibia and talus below.
[L. fibula (contr. fr. figibula), that which fastens, a clasp, buckle, fr. figo, to fix, fasten]

fibula

(fĭb′yə-lə)
n. pl. fibu·lae (-lē′) or fibu·las
1.
a. The outer and narrower of two bones of the human lower leg, extending from the knee to the ankle.
b. The corresponding bone in the leg or hind limb of other vertebrates.
2. An often ornamented clasp or brooch used in ancient Greece and Rome to fasten clothes.

fib·u·la

, pl. fibulae, pl. fibulas (fib'yū-lă, -lē, -lăz) [TA]
The lateral and smaller of the two bones of the leg; it does not bear weight and articulates with the tibia above and the tibia and talus below.
Synonym(s): calf bone.
[L. fibula (contr. fr. figibula), that which fastens, a clasp, buckle, fr. figo, to fix, fasten]

fibula

The slender bone on the outer side of the main bone of the lower leg (tibia). The fibula is fixed to the tibia by ligaments and helps to form the ankle joint, below, but plays little part in weight-bearing.

fibula

a bone present in the posterior limb of TETRAPODS lying slightly posterior to and parallel with the tibia. See PENTADACTYL LIMB.
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Este musculo fue cuidadosamente desinsertado del condilo lateral de la tibia, de la cabeza y del tercio proximal de la fibula, con el proposito de exponer la bifurcacion del nervio fibular comun en su contorno por el cuello de la fibula.
The question of what to do with the concomitant fracture fibula and understanding the behavior of the fibula in the context of extramedullary fixation comes to question.
Total length of femur was measured as the distance between the proximal aspect of the head of the femur and the most distal aspect of the medial condyle (Figure 2) , and tibia full length was determined by using the distance between the proximal margin of the medial condyle and the top of the medial malleolus (Figure 3), whereas total length of fibula was recorded as the distance between the apex of the head of the fibula and the tip of the lateral malleolus (Figure 4).
The first came for Liverpool in a match against Blackburn Rovers as the striker came off worse in a challenge with Jay McEveley in October 2004, breaking the tibia and fibula in his left leg.
The physical examination revealed localized swelling and tenderness on the distal fibula about 5 cm proximal to the tip of the left lateral malleolus.
It is common practice for the piece of fibula bone in the jaw to be trimmed during the operation to fit and held in place with a metal plate that the surgeon had to bend by eye.
(https://twitter.com/MarkBullockNFL/status/932340274172514307/video/1) Thompson , who had been in motion trying to get a block for quarterback Kirk Cousins, suffered the fractured fibula when defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins rolled on top of him.
Medical device company IntraFuse reported on Wednesday the receipt of the US Food and Drug Administration's (USFDA) 510(k) clearance for its FlexThread Fibula Pin System that provides intramedullary fixation as well as proper bone alignment for most fractures of the large, long bones of the body.
The resulting 12-cm bone and 8 x 3-cm mucosa defects were reconstructed with free osteocutaneous fibula flap (Figure 1c).
The fighter had a complete left foot drop and a step-off was palpable in the left fibula. However, the fighter denied feeling any pain when palpated along the length of the fibula.
The first fibula free flap (FFF) to repair a traumatic injury to the tibia was reported in 1975 by Taylor, and it was not until 1989 Hidalgo introduced the use of osteocutaneous FFF in mandibular reconstruction (Kademani & Tiwana, 2015).