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Talus Bipartitus Etiology - Is Neonatal Infection Involved?

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Department of Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Prof. Adam Gruca Clinical Hospital, Otwock, Poland.

Abstract

Talus bipartitus is a rare skeletal variation. Several causative factors have been proposed, but none of them seem to be convincing. We hypothesize that talus bipartitus may result from ossification disruption in neonatal period caused possibly by an infection. The observations supporting this link are discussed. The hypothesis is supported by two cases with symptomatic talus bipartitus illustrating the postulated connection.

KEY WORDS:

ankle, pain etiology, talus abnormalities, talus bipartitus.

PMID:
26936066
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