The tibia is a large bone located in the lower leg of the human body. The tibia is also known as the shin bone or the shank bone. It is a bone in the lower front portion of the leg of the human body. It is the biggest of the two bones in the shin area. The other bone in that region is known as the fibula. These two bones connect the ankle bone to the knee in the human body. This bone is located between the ankle and the knee of the lower leg in the human body. The tibia is located in the medial side of the lower leg. This bone is directed vertically in the leg of the human body. The tibia is a long bone in the lower leg and is the second largest bone in the human body. The tibia is often referred to as the strongest weight bearing bone in the human body. The tibia carries all the body weight of a human being.
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