fibula


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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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He tweeted on Wednesday: 'So yesterday I broke my tibia and fibula, unfortunately it's just part of the brutal sport we play.
It was confirmed after the match bySam Allardycethat the 27-year-old had suffered a double fracture of his right leg, breaking both his tibia and his fibula.
It is common practice for the piece of fibula bone in the jaw to be trimmed during the operation to fit and held in place with a metal plate that the surgeon had to bend by eye.
The Redskins said Thompson suffered a fractured fibula, which will require surgery.
M2 EQUITYBITES-November 2, 2017-IntraFuse passes US FDA's 510(k) clearance for FlexThread Fibula Pin System in aid of fractures of large bones in the body
M2 PHARMA-November 2, 2017-IntraFuse passes US FDA's 510(k) clearance for FlexThread Fibula Pin System in aid of fractures of large bones in the body
The first fibula free flap (FFF) to repair a traumatic injury to the tibia was reported in 1975 by Taylor, and it was not until 1989 Hidalgo introduced the use of osteocutaneous FFF in mandibular reconstruction (Kademani & Tiwana, 2015).
Wasps confirmed the 24-yearold suffered a fracture to his right fibula during England's training camp in Brighton.
In normal ankles, the distal fibula has a number of known functions.
However, Kennedy was injured when falling from Shane Billy at the second fence in the 2m7f handicap chase and x-rays revealed he had fractured his right fibula.
Incision was made starting approximately at 8 cm proximal to the midpoint of the popliteal skin crease and extended to the head of the fibula and then straightened and further extended along the line of fibular shaft approximately 5 cm below the planned level of osteotomy.
But Welsh FA will give Joe every chance of France spot WALES international Joe Ledley is a major doubt for Euro 2016 after fracturing a fibula - although the FA of Wales have refused to rule him out of the tournament.
Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Stephen Bendall at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, says: "Rebecca's fibula injury is the third or fourth most common fracture we see in A&E.
The case series was conducted at the Department of Plastic Surgery, Combined Military Hospital, Rawalpindi, from June 2009 to May 2011, and comprised 19 patients in whom free fibula flap was performed for upper and lower limb reconstruction, using SPSS 16.