Tibial tuberosity

The tibial tuberosity is a feature on the tibia, which is the main bone of the lower-leg.

See the page about features on bones for more about structures such as a tuberosity on a bone. This describes a tuberosity as a:

" ... Large rounded or oblong projection that may look like a raised bump. Such rounded/oblong projections called tuberosities are often sites for muscle attachment."

For diagram showing the location of the tibial tuberosity relative to the fibula, tibia, patella and femur, see the simple sketch below.

More about Foot and Leg Bones:

This website includes many pages about bones and the skeletal system. The following pages may be of interest. These also link to further pages about related topics such as specific types of fractures, bone diseases and so on.

For further information see also our pages of books about orthopaedics.

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