Unclassified tibial hemimelia

Senthil, Vishnu and Kottamttavide, Imthias V and Shah, Hitesh (2016) Unclassified tibial hemimelia. BMJ Case Report. pp. 1-2. ISSN 1757-790X

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Tibial hemimelia (congenital longitudinal deficiency of the tibia) is rare (1 in 1 000 000). There are several classifications in the literature. We report an unclassified case of tibial hemimelia. A 6-year-old girl presented with shortening of the right lower limb, with a small rudimentary foot (presence of all toes) and hyper lax ankle. Quadriceps function was excellent. Radiograph showed a partial tibia and fibula in synostosis. The Jones and Kalamachi type 2 classifications both mention similar tibial anomalies; however, the fibula is normal in both varieties. The present variety can be considered as a variant of type 2 tibial hemimelia.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2016 09:16
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2016 09:16
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146846

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