My husband is scheduled for surgery for the removal of his fibula. He has had two previous surgeries with no relief of the pain. First meniscus tear, then part of the fibula was cut away. Two different surgeons. Now a new surgeon by reading the op reports and seeing the area of the pain, feels the fibula needs to go. What could happen without the fibula?
In human anatomy, the fibula is a bone of the leg. It is situated lateral to the tibia (larger shin bone) and between the patella (knee) and ankle. The fibula is not as long, thick, or strong as the tibia, and does not provide weight support. However, the fibula assists with muscle structure, and can be utilized when large bone grafts are necessary.