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Tibia

Definition

The tibia is the larger of two long bones in the lower leg (between the knee and ankle). It is sometimes called the shin bone.

Review Date: 
8/30/2012
Reviewed By: 
David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.