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Tibial tuberosity

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Bones and joints of the lower leg.

The tibial tuberosity is a large broad protrusion located on the anterior surface of the proximal tibia. It can easily be palpated as the protrusion located just inferior to the patella. Overlying the tibial tuberosity is the subcutaneous infrapatellar bursa.

The tibial tuberosity provides the inferior insertion for the patellar ligament, also known as the common quadriceps tendon.

Terminology English: Tibial tuberosity
Latin: Tuberositas tibiae
Definition and function Large bony protrusion on the anterior surface of the proximal tibia. Acts as attachment site for the patellar ligament

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