Tibia and Fibula

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“The leg consists, like the forearm, of two bones. The larger, a strong, three-sided bone with a sharp edge in front, is called the tibia. It is commonly known as the shin bone. The smaller bone, bound at both ends to the tibia, as a pin is to a brooch, is called the fibula, meaning a buckle or clasp. It is a long, slender bone on the outside of the leg, and is lower end forms the outer ankle.” — Blaisedell, 1904


Albert F. Blaisedell Our bodies and How We Live (Boston: Ginn &, 1904) 33


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