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Lower Extremities

Medical Terms

Acetabulum The hip socket; the cup-shaped cavity on the outer aspect of the hip bone.
Os innominatum The innominate (having no name) bone. It forms the lateral half of the pelvis.
Os coxae The hip bone or pelvic bone.
Femur The thigh bone; the longest, strongest bone in the human body (femoral, a. = pertaining to the femur).
patella The knee-cap; a small flat triangular bone located in front of the knee joint within the inserting tendon of the quadriceps femoris muscle.
Tibia The shin bone; the medial larger bone of the lower leg.
Fibula The smaller lateral bone of the lower leg. One of the longest and thinnest bones of the body .
Tarsus The ankle; the 7 bones of the ankle including the heel bone. Syn. Tarsals; tarsal bones
Calcaneus The heel bone; the irregular bone at the back of the tarsus. Also called the calcaneum and os calcis
Metatarsus The part of the foot between the tarsus and the toes; the 5 long bones that extend from the tarsus to the toes. Also called the metatarsals and metatarsal bones.
Phalangeal Pertaining to a phalanx or the phalanges.
Created by: Khuong