Fibula

The fibula (/ˈfɪbjələ/) or calf bone is a leg bone located on the lateral side of the tibia, with which it is connected above and below. It is the smaller of the two bones, and, in proportion to its length, the most slender of all the long bones. Its upper extremity is small, placed toward the back of the head of the tibia, below the level of the knee joint, and excluded from the formation of this joint. Its lower extremity inclines a little forward, so as to be on a plane anterior to that of the upper end; it projects below the tibia, and forms the lateral part of the ankle joint.

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Runic Inscriptions - Continental - Alemannic
... leub "beloved", or in the case of the Bülach fibula fridil "lover" ... gasokun ("Aigil and Ailrun fought at the ") Nordendorf fibula logaþorewodanwigiþonar (three theonyms, or "Wodan and Wigi-þonar are magicians/sorcerers") Schretzheim case ... background.) Other notable inscriptions Bülach fibula frifridil du aftm Wurmlingen spearhead, from an Alemannic grave in Wurmlingen, inscription read as a personal name (i)dorih (Ido-rīh or ...
Congenital Absence Of The Fibula
... Fibular hemimelia or longitudinal fibular deficiency is "the congenital absence of the fibula and it is the most common congenital absence of long bone of the extremities." It is the ...
Meldorf Fibula
... The Meldorf fibula is a Germanic spring-case-type fibula found in Meldorf, Schleswig-Holstein in 1979 ... exact circumstances of the recovery of the fibula are unknown, it is thought to have come from a crematory grave, probably that of a woman ...
Charnay Fibula
... The Charnay Fibula is a mid-6th century fibula or brooch which was discovered in Burgundy in 1857 ... undeciphered vertical lines, and two short sequences on the lower part of the fibula uþfnþaiid danliano ïia kr One published interpretation makes ...
Fibula - In Other Animals
... Because the fibula bears relatively little weight in comparison with the tibia, it is typically narrower in all but the most primitive tetrapods ... In some animals, the reduction of the fibula has proceeded even further than it has in humans, with the loss of the tarsal articulation, and, in extreme cases (such as the ...