An x-ray two hours later confirms my hunch: my tibia (the big bone behind the shin) is snapped clean in two.
The lower part is absent or completely fused with the tibia.
Gonytheca: articulating surface of femur to which the tibia is joined.
In rare cases the growth of the tibia is arrested, the continued growth of the fibula causing the foot to become inverted.
Separation of the lower epiphysis of the tibia is not common.
Now some grasshoppers have a little flat membrane on the tibia of each front leg.
The cephalothorax and legs to the end of the tibia are black.
The peroneus longus arises from the external tuberosity of the tibia; towards the middle of the leg it is replaced by a tendon.
The tibia of the fourth pair has a wide dark ring at the end.
They are most commonly met with in the tibia and in the ribs at the costo-chondral junctions.
lower leg bone, 1726, from Latin tibia "shinbone," also "pipe, flute," in which sense it originally came into English (1540s). Of unknown origin. The Latin plural is tibiæ.
tibia tib·i·a (tĭb'ē-ə)
n. pl. tib·i·as or tib·i·ae (-ē-ē')
The inner and larger of the two bones of the lower leg, extending from the knee to the ankle, and articulating with the femur, fibula, and talus. Also called shinbone.
The larger of the two bones of the lower leg or lower portion of the hind leg. See more at skeleton.