What is the function of the fibula?

Answer

As the fibula has little weight-bearing responsibility, Inner Body says its primary function is to provide muscle attachment. This bone is located in the calf, lateral to the tibia, and is the smaller of the two lower leg bones. Both ends of the fibula attach to the tibia with ligaments

SportsInjuryClinic.net says the lateral collateral ligament on the outside of the knee joint attaches the fibula to the upper leg bone, the femur. This combination provides protection from impacts that affect the inner surface of the knee.

Most injuries to the fibula occur along with injuries to the tibia. About.com recommends a close examination of the other bones in the ankle any time one experiences a fracture of the fibula. Because its function is not to support weight, fibula fractures that don't involve other bones don't require a cast; a brace is sufficient. Individuals suffering these injuries often use crutches for the initial few days to allow sufficient time for pain and swelling to subside. Rehabilitation begins quickly after the injury.

Inner Body says the fibula is the bone medical providers often choose for bone tissue when needing to make grafts in other parts of the body due to its lack of responsibility in bearing weight.

Q&A Related to "What is the function of the fibula?"
The fibula is an attachment point for muscles, located to the side of the tibia.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_function_of_...
The fibula is significantly thinner than its partner bone, the tibia.
http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-the-functio...
The tibia functions to support the weight of the body. The fibula is simply an ankle stabilizer. They both contain muscle attachment points. Source(s) I'm in my second year of university
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=201103...
In fields of mathematics such as algebra, calculus and trigonometry, a function is defined as a relation of any given set of domains, and another set of co-domains that associate
http://www.ask.com/web-answers/Science/Mathematics...
1 Additional Answer
Ask.com Answer for: what is the function of the fibula
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com