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Tibia

Definition

The tibia is the larger of two long bones in the lower leg. It is sometimes called the shin bone.

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Skeleton

References

Standring S. Leg. In: Standring S, ed. Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. 41st ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:chap 83.