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Orthopade. 2014 Nov;43(11):1016-21. doi: 10.1007/s00132-014-3017-4.

[Congenital tibial hemimelia].

[Article in German]

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Orthopädisches Spital Wien-Speising, Speisinger Straße 109, 1130, Wien, Österreich, Sebastian.Farr@oss.at.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The congenital tibia hemimelia, also called tibial deficiency, is a rare disorder with unknown cause, showing many associated abnormalities or varying syndromes.

METHODS:

The correct diagnosis can be easily established using radiographs and/or magnetic resonance imaging in the postpartum setting. However, treatment may be difficult and needs to take into consideration the given anatomic situation in the knee and ankle joint.

CONCLUSION:

Prosthetic fitting may be possible in mild cases. Nevertheless, the majority of patients need to undergo surgical reconstruction in order to restore a functional, mobile, and stable knee and ankle joint.

PMID:
25209017
DOI:
10.1007/s00132-014-3017-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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