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see legleg,
one of the paired limbs of an animal used for support of the body and for locomotion. Properly, the human leg is that portion of the extremity between the foot and the thigh. This section of the human leg contains two long bones, the tibia and the fibula.
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in arthropods, a segment of the leg that is movably joined to the femur (in insects) or the patella (in arachnids) and bears the tarsus on its end. usually segmented.


The larger of the two leg bones, articulating with the femur, fibula, and talus.


1. the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle
2. the corresponding bone in other vertebrates
3. the fourth segment of an insect's leg, lying between the femur and the tarsus
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A rod was put in place to make his shin bone stable.
Jane's shin bone was chopped off near the knee joint, in a cut similar to a traditional butchery technique, he added.
ATHIS is a painful condition affecting the upper part of the shin bone.
Both were included to deal with the absence of all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan who has been advised to undergo a surgery after being diagnosed with exertional compartment syndrome which causes pain in shin bone.
PC Foulkes suffered a fractured shin bone, a plate was inserted and she also needed a bone graft.
Lucky he's not actually in this show, so the audience can feel relieved they're in no danger of being hit in the head by shards of stray shin bone.
Speed Six, the early favourite for yesterday's Colt's Classic, was withdrawn after fracturing his right shin bone.
Walsh was taken to the Royal Victoria in Belfast with initial reports suggesting he may have broken his shin bone.
BROKEN bones are a challenge for any hospital but when the bones are the neck of femur, or hip bone, coupled with plateau at the top of the shin bone, and the patient suffers from post-polio paralysis of the lower legs, that challenge takes on far greater proportions.
His shin bone was broken deliberately for this aim.
The maximal strengthening of these muscles will counter deceleration forces, decrease the forward movement of the shin bone, assist in keeping the knee in a stable position, help influence safe postures in sport movements.
The acu-point is under the second joint of your index finger, just behind the shin bone.