Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica of the ankle joint: a case report

Kemal Gokkus, Ahmet Turan Aydin, Ayca Uyan, Menekse Cengiz
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2011, 19 (2): 254-6
Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica is a rare non-hereditary epiphyseal disease that mimics synovial chondromatosis of the joints. The disease mainly targets long bones of the lower extremities and tarsal bones. We report one such case manifesting in the lateral tibia of a 13-year-old boy. He presented with a 7-month history of pain and a bony mass (3x4 cm) at the right ankle. The mass restricted ankle dorsiflexion over the lateral malleolar area. It was ossific with a lobulated appearance and reached the marrow with the underlying epiphysis and adjacent bones. The mass was excised completely from the epiphysis. The detached syndesmos was sutured anatomically.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"

We want to hear from doctors like you!

Take a second to answer a survey question.