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Tissue from the fibula is sometimes used to reconstruct the mandible.
  the calf bone (running from the ankle to the knee)
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Do not confuse this with the larger tibia (shin bone).
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  • Tissue from the fibula is sometimes used to reconstruct the mandible.
  • "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
  • 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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  • 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
  • My grandfather had left fibula pins.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • He was mostly found lying on his side, in an oval scoop in the chalk, like a chicken in its shell; his knees drawn up to his chest; sometimes with the remains of his spear against his arm, a fibula or brooch of bronze on his breast or forehead, an urn at his knees, a jar at his throat, a bottle at his mouth; and mystified conjecture pouring down upon him from the eyes of Casterbridge street boys and men, who had turned a moment to gaze at the familiar spectacle as they passed by.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Her missing fibula pin with the rubies and gold beads pinning up your sleeve.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • He indicated the fibula with a curved finger.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • The fibula of Booth’s lower left leg, a small bone that bears little weight, snaps two inches above the ankle.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln

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  • 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
  • It’s probably a good thing that we avoided overtime, as I headed straight to the hospital where x-rays revealed I’d been playing with a complete break to my fibula.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • Eddis had noticed her fibula pin reappearing on Eugenides’s sleeve, but that had disappeared before he left for Attolia the final time.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • The golden bees—earrings the color of honey that were older than the monarchy—and brooches and fibula pins, ruby earrings and gold necklets and bracelets had all been dropped one by one into carefully chosen hands.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • In the dry pocket I also had a small knife with a folding blade that had belonged to the man sitting next to us at lunch one day, several pieces of leather thong, one longer piece of cotton twine, and the fibula pin that the magus used to hook his cloak.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • As if shattering his fibula while leaping to the stage wasn’t bad enough, Booth’s horse threw him during his thirty-mile midnight ride through Maryland, hurling his body into a rock.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • "In possession of the queen’s garnet fibula pin, and serve her right.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
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Associated words [difficulty]:   fibula [7] , femur [5] , tibia [7] , patella [9] , vertebrae [3] , femur [5] , sternum [5] , clavicle [7] , mandible [7] , tibia [7] , metacarpal [8] , humerus [9] , metatarsal [9] , patella [9] , ulna [9]
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