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Chuck Pell
01-16-2001, 01:40 AM
Fibula question haiku:

Evolution and
Revolution are the keys.
Walking fish, retooled.

Chuck Pell


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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: ialdous
> To: BIOMCH-L@NIC.SURFNET.NL
> Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2001 11:49 AM
> Subject: Re: What does the fibula do?
>
> Hi Bimchers!
>
> I am puzzled as to why we have two bones in our lower leg. Is this for
> rotation similar to the radius-ulna design in the forearm or some other
> reason? We don't seem to be able to rotate the lower leg with the same range
> of motion as our forearm. What is the evolutionary history behind the two bone
> design in the lower leg?
> Are two bones really better than one?
> Your thoughts are welcomed and encouraged.
>
> Ian Aldous
> Dept. Biomedical Engineering
> Dalhousie University
> ialdous@is2.dal.ca

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