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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.

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The larger of the two leg bones, articulating with the femur, fibula, and talus.
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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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In physiologic genu varum and congenital tibia vara it is usually bilateral and symmetric, whereas in Blount's disease it may be unilateral or bilateral, and when both tibiae are involved, the degree of affection is often asymmetric.
These again include an increased Q angle (increased femoral anteversion, genu valgum, tibia vara isolated to the proximal tibia, or external tibial torsion), MPFL insufficiency, patella alta, or patellofemoral dysplasia.
The finding that obesity and early walking predispose to tibia vara suggests that abnormal pressure on the medial aspect of the proximal tibial growth plate may play a role in the pathogenesis of infantile tibia vara.