The fibula is much smaller than the other bone of the leg, the tibia.
The fibula does not articulate with the femur, and is therefore not involved with the knee joint.
The lateral malleolus of the distal lateral fibula sits lower (more distally) than the medial malleolus of the distal medial tibia. For this reason, from anatomic position, there is far less eversion of the foot than inversion of the foot.
Anterior view of the tibia and fibula on the right side of the body.
Posterior view of the tibia and fibula on the right side of the body.
Lateral view of the fibula and tibia on the right side of the body.
Medial view of the fibula on the right side of the body. The tibia has been removed.
Proximal (superior) view of the tibia and fibula on the right side of the body.
Distal (inferior) view of the tibia and fibula on the right side of the body.
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