Role of the fibula in weight-bearing.


To investigate the weight-bearing function of the fibula, weight-loading experiments were performed on autopsy specimens. With the ankle joint in neutral position, the weight distribution to the fibula amounted to 6.4%. With dorsiflexion of the ankle joint, the weight on the fibula increased. With plantar flexion of the ankle joint, the weight on the fibula… (More)


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@article{Takebe1984RoleOT, title={Role of the fibula in weight-bearing.}, author={Kentaro Takebe and Atushi Nakagawa and Hiroya Minami and Hironobu Kanazawa and Kazushi Hirohata}, journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research}, year={1984}, volume={184}, pages={289-92} }