Figen Taşer1, Serdar Toker2, Volkan Kılınçoğlu3

1Departments of Anatomy Medicine Faculty of Dumlupınar University, Kütahya, Turkey
2Departments of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Medicine Faculty of Dumlupınar University, Kütahya, Turkey
3Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Research and Training Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Keywords: Fibular incisura; fibular notch; morphometry; tibia.


Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine the anatomical characteristics of the fibular incisura of the tibia and the distal end of the fibula that form together the tibiofibular syndesmosis joint and to obtain the morphometric data in both genders. Materials and methods: Current study has been performed on 35 dry adult tibia-fibula sets (22 males and 13 females).
Results: 35% of cases presented a significantly concave shape (?4 mm) and 65% had shallow concave fibular incisura (Conclusion: These morphometric data may help to easily understand and interpret plain radiographs, computed tomography and magnetic rezonans images. It could also be important to perform surgical reconstructions after dislocation fractures.