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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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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.
According to the company, the IntraFuse FlexThread Fibula Pin System provides percutaneous fixation of distal fibula fractures, primarily Danis-Weber B type fractures, or trans-syndesmotic fractures.
One of the challenges in mandible reconstruction is to fit a linear fibula bone graft into the contour of the mandible shape.
In normal ankles, the average percentage of longitudinal growth from the proximal tibia (57%) is slightly, but significantly, lower than that of the proximal fibula (61%).
A nivel estructural, el elemento diferenciador de este tipo de fibula es el recubrimiento que oculta la ballesta en todo su desarrollo.
From the level of osteotomy, the anterior and lateral compartment muscles were elevated subperiosteally till their origins from the proximal fibula.
Joe Ledley will miss the FA Cup final after fracturing a fibula
The average recovery time for a broken ankle is about 12 weeks but it would be up to nine months afterwards before it's fully healed, the swelling is reduced and the fibula is back to full strength.
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He broke his fibula - the small bone - in three places, so they've had to piece it together and put a plate across it on the outside of his ankle.
But his fractured fibula wasn't confirmed until yesterday's X-ray results.