Crus (lower leg)

Crus (lower leg)
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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