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Proximal Tibia Anatomy

  Proximal Tibia - Anterior View
  1. Lateral tibial Plateau: convex, smaller than medial plateau
  2. Lateral intercondylar eminence
  3. Medial intercondylar eminence
  4. Starting point for IM nail
  5. Medial tibial plateau: concave, larger than lateral plateau
  6. Tibial tubercle: insertion of patellar tendon
  7. Tibial shaft
  8. Fibular shaft
  9. Fibular head: Styloid process of fibular head is the incertions of the lateral collateral ligament.
  10. Gerdy's tubercle: insertion site of iliotibial band

Note: Knee joint capsule has posteromedial and posterolateral recesses which extend 15mm distal to the subchondral surface of the tibial plateau.

 

Proximal Tibia - Posterior View
  1. Medial tibial plateau: concave, larger than lateral plateau
  2. Medial intercondylar eminence
  3. Lateral intercondylar eminence
  4. Lateral tibial Plateau: convex, smaller than medial plateau
  5. Fibular head: Styloid process of fibular head is the incertions of the lateral collateral ligament.
  6. Fibular shaft
  7. Tibial shaft
Proximal Tiba/Fibula - Medial View
  1. Medial intercondylar eminence
  2. Medial tibial Plateau
  3. Starting point for IM nail
  4. Tibial tuberosity
  5. Insertion site for Pes tendons
  6. Tibial shaft
  7. Fibular shaft
  8. Fibular head
  9. Lateral intercondylar eminence
Proximal Tibia - Lateral View
  1. Lateral tibial Plateau: convex, smaller than medial plateau
  2. Lateral intercondylar eminence
  3. Medial intercondylar eminence
  4. Starting point for IM nail
  5. Tibial tubercle: insertion of patellar ligament.
  6. Tibial shaft
  7. Fibular shaft
  8. Fibular head: Styloid process of fibular head is the incertions of the lateral collateral ligament.
  9. Gerdy's tubercle: insertion site of iliotibial band