tibia

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Synonyms for tibia

the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle

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In Blount's disease it is commonly at the proximal tibial metaphysis with an acute medial angulation immediately below the knee and in the congenital familial form of tibia vara it is at the lower tibia at the junction of the middle and the lower thirds [18].
In physiologic genu varum and congenital tibia vara it is usually bilateral and symmetric, whereas in Blount's disease it may be unilateral or bilateral, and when both tibiae are involved, the degree of affection is often asymmetric.
Blount's disease, or tibia vara, is a growth disorder of the medial aspect of the proximal tibial physis with abrupt medial angulation of the proximal tibia distal to the epiphysis, which leads to varus angulation of the proximal tibia.