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The gymnast has bone spurs that cause extreme pain by digging into her tibia.
  the shin bone (running from the knee to the ankle)
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Do not confuse this with the smaller fibula (calf bone).
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  • The gymnast has bone spurs that cause extreme pain by digging into her tibia.
  • "Tibia," we said. "Fibula, sternum, clavicle, radius, ulna, kidneys, liver, lungs, heart, brain."
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • I learned that the bones in the leg are the femur, the tibia, the patella, and the fibula.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • One day her weakened leg gave way; she fell and broke the lower bone, the tibia, which never mended.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • The tibia was strong, and considerably longer than the femur.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • The tibia, the larger bone in my lower leg, had sustained what doctors call a "spiral break," meaning that each end of the break looked like the barber-pole pattern on a drill bit.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • The left tibia much splintered, as well as all the ribs of the left side.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • A bit of humerus and tibia.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • An infection spiked up and he was rushed to the emergency room downtown where a two-inch section of his tibia and fibula was removed.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • She was a patient there for fourteen months, during which she underwent three major operations: the first, not very successful, to help restore her thigh; the second to free her knee; and the third to rebreak her tibia and fibula and set them in something like their original alignment.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima

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  • I was once, I remember, called to a patient who had received a violent contusion in his tibia, by which the exterior cutis was lacerated, so that there was a profuse sanguinary discharge; and the interior membranes were so divellicated, that the os or bone very plainly appeared through the aperture of the vulnus or wound.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • It was a simple break of the tibia, with no danger of infection.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • You had three broken ribs, a cracked tibia, countless abrasions, and a horrific amount of blood loss, Otis.
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
  • Jacoby then heard what sounded like a gunshot—the tibia and fibula in Joe Theismann’s right leg snapping beneath Taylor.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Let me touch in devotion your pulsing femoral artery where it emerges at the top of your thigh and then divides farther down into the two arteries of the tibia!
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • If she hadn’t, the ward nurse would very likely be standing at the Pearly Gates with Ms. Fitzgerald right now instead of dealing with a broken tibia and some cracked ribs.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • The doctor gave Tom a shot to ease the pain, made a thorough examination and said, "The tibia’s broken.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • The left leg wasn’t too bad, but the right tibia was badly splintered," Jameson went on.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Haut und sichtbare Schleimhiiute massig durchblutet und kein Oedema’, noting that she was a medium— sized female patient in good general health; that she had a compound fracture of the left tibia, with swelling of the left lower leg; that her skin and visible mucous membranes were heavily spotted with petechiae, which are haemorrhages about the size of grains of rice, or even as big as soya beans; and, in addition, that her head, eyes, throat, lungs, and heart were apparently normal;
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
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Associated words [difficulty]:   tibia [7] , femur [5] , fibula [7] , patella [9] , vertebrae [3] , femur [5] , sternum [5] , clavicle [7] , fibula [7] , mandible [7] , metacarpal [8] , humerus [9] , metatarsal [9] , patella [9] , ulna [9]
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