Stress Fracture Tibia Anatomy
To better understand tibial stress fracture, it helps to understand the anatomy of the leg.
The entire leg contains four bones:
The lower leg contains two long bones, called the tibia and fibula. The muscles of the lower leg control movement of the foot and ankle.
Leg anatomy examples:
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