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Flashcards in Fibula Deck (7):
1

What are the three articulations of the fibula?

Proximal tibiofibular joint, distal tibiofibular joint, ankle joint

2

What is the proximal tibiofibular joint?

Facet on medial side of fibular head articulates with lateral condyle of tibia

3

What is the distal tibiofibular joint?

Fibula articulates with fibular notch of tibia

4

How does the fibula contribute to the ankle joint?

Articulates with talus bone of foot

5

Which nerve is found on the posterior and lateral surface of the fibular head?

Common fibular nerve (branches to give superficial and deep fibular nerves- deep fibular nerve innervates anterior leg muscles)

6

What prominent feature is found at the distal end of the fibula?

Lateral malleolus

7

What kind of movement can cause a spiral fracture of the fibula?

Lateral rotation (excessive/forced)