Lower Leg & Ankle: Anatomy of Knees, Lower Legs & Feet

The tibia (shin bone) and fibula are the bones of the lower leg.

  • The tibia runs from the knee to the ankle.
  • The fibula is lateral to the tibia and is located deeper. Proportionally, it is the thinnest bone in the body and bears only ten percent of the body’s weight. (Andrew Biel)

The ankle joint is the connection of three bones:

  1. The talus (ankle bone),
  2. The tibia (shin bone), and
  3. The fibula (small bone of lower leg

Majority of Proprioceptors in Ankle

Nature in all of its wisdom has placed 75 to 85% of the body’s proprioceptors in the region of the ankle. – Leslie Kaminoff