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the outer and thinner of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle

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The fibular strut allograft was provided by LifeNet Health (Virginia Beach, VA) and was harvested from a 60-year-old male.
Recalcitrant post-traumatic chronic osteomyelitis/infected non-union of the tibia following open grade-ill fractures: treatment with vascularized osteocutaneous fibular graft.
Markers were placed on each anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS), greater trochanter, tibial tubercle, talus, fibular head, lateral malleolus and heel of the fifth metatarsal to visually aid the reviewers.
Tami's had a great year for us, but she's potentially got a fibular stress fracture forming," Turner-Bolton said.
There was also bilateral femural, tibial, and fibular cortical thickening along with dense, diffuse, symmetrical sclerosis, Erlenmeyer flask deformity, and cranium-based sclerosis.
Because the peroneal nerve is relatively fixed at the fibular head, is superficial and has a fragile blood supply, injuries to the sciatic or peroneal nerve proximally, often present clinically as deep peroneal nerve lesion (15).
with orthopedic surgeon-researcher Scott Hoffinger, MD, an expert in treating fibular hemimelia -- the birth deficiency that caused Mary's left leg to be three inches shorter than her right.
The patient was initially given the option between a bone graft or vascularized tissue (free fibular flap) and informed of the complications--a bone graft carries a risk of rejection and vascularized tissue needs an increased amount of postoperative care to ensure that the tissue remains vascularized.
The rectangle was fitted at the level of the top of the fibular head parallel to the tibial plateau plane in order to avoid fitting onto highly variable morphology at the posterior contour of the tibial plateau.
The knee can be described as a synovial joint, meaning synovial fluid lines and fills the joint space to increase its ability to move freely, and is made up of three bony structures; the femur, the tibia and the fibular.
Limb Differences fall into three general categories: congenital limb deficiency of one or more limbs; acquired limb loss through trauma in war or accident, or through an illness such as cancer, meningitis or diabetes; or those who were born with a condition such as Fibular Hemimelia where the individual has a congenital deficiency and then undergoes an amputation in order to wear a prosthesis.
The other most common entrapment sites may include the ulnar nerve at the wrist (Guyon's canal), the superficial radial nerve in the distal forearm, the peroneal nerve entrapment at the fibular neck, and the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve at the inguinal ligament (meralgia paresthetica) (10).
3 reveals marked endosteal and trabecular resorption of tibia and fibula as well as distal third fibular periostitis change.
Its Osteosynthesis division began developing a "Virtual Bone Database" to facilitate the design of pelvic, femoral, tibial and fibular plates, as well as trochanteric nails.