JOURNAL ARTICLE

Hypoplasia of the fibula

W H Bohne, L Root
Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research 1977, (125): 107-12
880750
Fibular hypoplasia occurs in differing degrees of severity with fibular hemimelia as its most severe form. Normally the distal epiphyseal plate of the fibula is at the same level as the distal end of the distal tibial epiphysis, whereas the tip of the proximal fibular epiphysis is level with the proximal tibial epiphyseal plate. Varying degrees of shortening of the fibula in relation to the tibia were found in 14 children, 6 of them boys. Shortening at the distal end of the tibia leads to instability of the ankle. Shortening at the proximal end of the fibula leads to hypoplasia of the lateral tibial plateau and valgus deformity of the knee. Syme type ankle disarticulation became necessary in five cases of fibular hemimelia because of leg length discrepancies or ankle instability.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

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

Trending Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
880750
×

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"