Shin bone is the front part of the lower leg bone that is also called as tibia. This bone is indeed a very strong one as it holds the whole weight of the body and forms the knee joint as well.
The tibia is a large bone located in the lower front portion of the leg. The tibia is also known as the shinbone, and is the second largest bone in the body. There are two bones in the shin area: the tibia and fibula, or calf bone.