In rare cases the growth of the tibia is arrested, the continued growth of the fibula causing the foot to become inverted.
The common site of fracture is the lower part of the tibia or fibula.
In the bird, the fibula is small and its lower end diminishes to a point.
Rarely, the surcote is made with a "fente" at the throat, and fastened with a fibula.
fibula, fib′ū-la, n. a clasp or buckle; the outer of the two bones from the knee to the ankle.
The calcaneum does not articulate with the fibula, except in Macrauchenia.
Moreover the fibula when present does not as a rule articulate with the calcaneum.
The calcaneum has a large facet for articulation with the fibula, as in Artiodactyla.
The woodcut represents a fibula of the same material, in the possession of James Drummond, Esq.
The fibula is complete, but is generally fused with the tibia proximally.
1670s, "clasp, buckle, brooch;" 1706 as "smaller bone in the lower leg," from Latin fibula "clasp, brooch," related to figere "to fasten, fix" (see fix (v.)).
Used in reference to the outer leg bone as a loan-translation of Greek perone "small bone in the lower leg," originally "clasp, brooch; anything pointed for piercing or pinning;" the bone was so called because it resembles a clasp like a modern safety pin.
fibula fib·u·la (fĭb'yə-lə)
n. pl. fib·u·las or fib·u·lae (-lē')
The outer, narrower, and smaller of the two bones of the human lower leg, extending from the knee to the ankle, and articulating with the tibia above and the tibia and talus below. Also called calf bone.
Plural fibulae (fĭb'yə-lē') or fibulas
The smaller of the two bones of the lower leg or lower portion of the hind leg. See more at skeleton.