The skeleton consists of two lower leg bones tibia and fibula. This is a long tubular bones. They are connected to each other in knees and ankles.
The larger the bone - the tibia. In its upper part has projections - the condyles, which articulate with the femur, forming the knee joint. The lower part of the tibia connects to the foot and the talus forms the ankle joint. Thus, the tibia bears the main burden of the body and passes it on foot.
More subtle fibula above and below articulates with the tibia and gives strength and stability of the skeleton of the tibia. At the lower ends of the tibia and fibula are elongate down the ledges, which are situated on each side of the ankle limit the mobility of the foot to the side. This ankle.
Fractures of the leg bones are common, more than a third of all fractures of the bones. Divide tibia fractures:
fractures of the upper division (tibial condyles, tuberosity of the tibia, head and neck fractures of the fibula)
fractures of the middle part of the leg bones - fibula diaphysis of the tibia or
fractures of the diaphysis of both bones of the lower leg and fractures of tibia - the ankle.