Postaxial hypoplasia of the lower extremity.

  title={Postaxial hypoplasia of the lower extremity.},
  author={Peter Morris Stevens and Dohn A Arms},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  volume={20 2},
Congenital deficiency of the fibula may present a variety of patterns. In a series of 20 patients with this diagnosis, we have observed limb-length inequality and a spectrum of musculoskeletal anomalies involving the ipsilateral hip, femur, knee, tibia/fibula, ankle, and foot. Considering the frequently associated abnormalities of the lower extremity, the term postaxial hypoplasia may be more descriptive than the traditional terms fibular hemimelia or fibular a/hypoplasia. By raising the… CONTINUE READING


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