Tibia


Bone Name
Tibia

Skeletal Division
Appendicular

Description
A long bone possessing a distinctly curved shaft, the medial side being convex, and two extremities, which are in close contact with the fibula.

Articulation
Joins the femur on the proximal end and the tarus on the the distal end.

Number
Two, one located in each hind limb

Common Name
Rear Leg Bone, Hind Shank, Hock bone.

Appears In Crossection
Round K-P

Location
Extends obliquely downward and backward from the stifle to the hock in each hind limb

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