Tibia and Fibula

tibia and fibula

The lower leg bones of the human consist of the large tibia, which is commonly called the shinbone, and the smaller fibula which is located laterally.  Several features of these bones are visible from the outside of the body.  The large tibial tuberosity, is visible as a bulge just below the kneecap.  The protuberances at the ankle are the medial malleolus of the tibia and the lateral malleolus of the fibula.