The tibia is one of the two bones (with fibula) of the skeleton of the leg but the tibia is the only one to support the weight of the animal, which is reflected in an increase in stoutness of this bone.
The tibia is divided in 3 parts:
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- The proximal extremity with an articular surface for the tibiofemoral joint (major part of the stifle joint)
- The body (shaft)
- The distal extremity with its articular surface (cochlea tibiae) for the tarsocrural joint.