Crus (lower leg)

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Crus (lower leg)
Lateral aspect of right leg

Crus (Latin for 'leg',1 plural is "crura") is the portion of the body starting from the ankle and ending at the knee. It is sometimes known as the gaiter.citation needed The tibia and fibula are the two bones of the crus.


A tibial plateau fracture

A crus fracture is a fracture of either or both of the tibia and fibula.

Fractures of only the tibia include:

Fractures of only the fibula include:

Combined tibia and fibula fractures include:


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