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Valgus deformity of the ankle joint: pathogenesis of fibular shortening.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3872882     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An abnormal shortening of the fibula, leading to a valgus deformity of the ankle joint, is a common finding in the paralytic ankle. This article analyzes 173 ankles in which shortened fibulae were present. Analysis of several factors that interfere with fibular growth showed that soleus strength and anatomical continuity of the fibula are important factors in the normal fibular growth. Any factor that interferes with the normal balance of forces at the distal fibula physis can cause an abnormal shortening of the fibula and lead to valgus deformity of the ankle.
Authors:
L S Dias
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric orthopedics     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0271-6798     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Orthop     Publication Date:    1985 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-05-28     Completed Date:  1985-05-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109053     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Orthop     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  176-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Ankle Joint* / radiography
Cerebral Palsy / complications
Child
Child, Preschool
Exostoses, Multiple Hereditary / complications
Fibula* / radiography
Humans
Joint Diseases / etiology*,  radiography
Leg Length Inequality / etiology*,  radiography
Meningomyelocele / complications
Poliomyelitis / complications
Pseudarthrosis / complications

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