The tibial plateau is the flattened upper surface of the tibial bone (shinbone), where it makes contact with the rounded ends (condyles) of the femur (thighbone).

tibial plateau

X-ray showing the upper end (plateau) of the tibia with its central tibial spines (where the anterior cruciate ligament attaches). It articulates with the femur above, but there is also a joint with the fibula at the outer side.


Dr Sheila StroverĀ (Editor)
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