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Articular facet for fibula

Other Terms: Malleolar articular surface of tibia

Description

This is a small oval facet on the posterolateral aspect of the lateral tibial condyle. It faces distally where it receives the articular surface on the head of the fibula. Just superior to this the condyle is grooved for the tendon of the popliteus muscle.

Etymology

Facet, literally means a little face. It came into English via the French diminutive facette that came from the Latin facies or face. Anatomically, the term describes a smooth, flat surface.

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