The tibial spine is a raised area of bone in the middle of the tibial plateau, and related to the attachment of the cruciate ligaments.

tibial plateau

In this X-ray of the tibial plateau you can see the two tibial spines in the centre of the tibial plateau - they are where the cruciate ligaments attach, but you cannot see that here because the ligaments do not show up on X-ray.

tibial eminence

Dr Sheila StroverĀ (Editor)
BSc (Hons), MB BCh, MBA

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