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fibula

(fĭb`yələ): 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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Fibula

 

a metal clasp that was used in ancient times to fasten clothing and, at the same time, served as an ornament. Fibulae of various shapes and designs were widespread from the Bronze Age to the early Middle Ages. The fibula consisted of a pin, a bow, a groove, and a spring, which joined the pin to the bow. In archaeology, fibulae play an important role in dating. Fibulae made of precious metals inlaid with precious stones often serve as fine examples of the ancient art of jewelry-making.

fibula

[′fib·yə·lə]
(anatomy)
The outer and usually slender bone of the hind or lower limb below the knee in vertebrates; it articulates with the tibia and astragalus in humans, and is ankylosed with the tibia in birds and some mammals.

fibula

1. the outer and thinner of the two bones between the knee and ankle of the human leg
2. the corresponding bone in other vertebrates
3. History a metal brooch resembling a safety pin, often highly decorated, common in Europe after 1300 bc
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However, developing a nail for the fibula is difficult due to its small size and unique geometry.
The Kosewo fibula is closest to specimens from Crimea, while neither Jagala nor Boki have any close neighbourhood similarity with any other specimen of Werner's class II D.
Keith Mercer - fractured tibia and fibula Scan confirmed no problem with slightly rotated pin in his leg but has been diagnosed with tendon damage in foot.
So doctors put a portion of his fibula that contained live, bone-growing tissue into the transplanted cadaver bone.
With a broken fibula, you are looking at six to eight weeks out.
Hughes said: "Dean has broken both his tibula and fibula and has had an operation on his leg to help repair the bones.
Injured England midfielder Owen Hargreaves is focusing on recovering from a broken fibula and not a possible move to Manchester United.
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The boy suffered a fractured right tibia and fibula and was taken to George Eliot Hospital, in Nuneaton.
It was a fairly routine operation to nail the tibia and fibula on his right leg to bring them back into alignment," said a hospital spokesman.
Oaks Christian lost USC- bound running back Marc Tyler to a broken fibula in the first round of the playoffs, but it has averaged more than 48 points per game in twoplayoff wins without him.
However, a second scan yesterday showed he had a broken fibula and faces at least six weeks on the sidelines.