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Encyclopedia > Head of fibula
Head of fibula
Right knee-joint. Posterior view.
Left knee-joint from behind, showing interior ligaments.
Latin c. fibulae
Gray's subject #62 260
Dorlands/Elsevier c_08/12211989

The upper extremity or head of the fibula is of an irregular quadrate form, presenting above a flattened articular surface, directed upward, forward, and medialward, for articulation with a corresponding surface on the lateral condyle of the tibia. Image File history File links Gray348. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo Elsevier, the worlds largest publisher of medical and scientific literature, forms part of the Reed Elsevier group. ... For the ornamental clasp, see Fibulae and ancient brooches. ... Lateral condyle can refer to: Lateral condyle of tibia Lateral condyle of femur This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... This article is about the vertebrate bone. ...


On the lateral side is a thick and rough prominence continued behind into a pointed eminence, the apex (styloid process), which projects upward from the posterior part of the head. Look up apex in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The prominence, at its upper and lateral part, gives attachment to the tendon of the Biceps femoris and to the fibular collateral ligament of the knee-joint, the ligament dividing the tendon into two parts. A tendon (or sinew) is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that connects muscle to bone, or muscle to muscle. ... The biceps femoris, as its name implies, has two heads. ... A ligament is a short band of tough fibrous connective tissue composed mainly of long, stringy collagen fibres. ...


The remaining part of the circumference of the head is rough, for the attachment of muscles and ligaments. A top-down view of skeletal muscle Muscle (from Latin musculus little mouse, referring to muscles like the biceps which pop up as though a mouse were scurrying about under the skin [1]) is contractile tissue of the body and is derived from the mesodermal layer of embryonic germ cells. ...


It presents in front a tubercle for the origin of the upper and anterior fibers of the Peronæus longus, and a surface for the attachment of the anterior ligament of the head; and behind, another tubercle, for the attachment of the posterior ligament of the head and the origin of the upper fibers of the Soleus. 1. ... The soleus muscle and surrounding structures, from Grays Anatomy. ...


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This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant. The State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, better known as SUNY Downstate Medical Center, is an academic medical center and is the only one of its kind in the Borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


 
 

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