Development of genu varum in achondroplasia

S. T. Lee, Hae Ryong Song, R. Mahajan, V. Makwana, Seung-Woo Suh, S. H. Lee

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Abstract

Genu varum in the achondroplastic patient has a complex and multifactorial aetiology. There is little mention in the literature of the role of fibular overgrowth. Using the ratio of fibular to tibial length as a measurement of possible fibular overgrowth, we have related it to the development of genu varum. Full-length standing anteroposterior radiographs of 53 patients with achondroplasia were analysed. There were 30 skeletally-immature and 23 skeletally-mature patients. Regression analysis was performed in order to determine if there was a causal relationship between fibular overgrowth and the various indices of alignment of the lower limb. Analysis showed that the fibular to tibial length ratio had a significant correlation with the medial proximal tibial angle and the mechanical axial deviation in the skeletally-immature group. We conclude that there is a significant relationship between fibular overgrowth and the development of genu varum in the skeletally-immature achondroplastic patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-61
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Volume89
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1

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Development of genu varum in achondroplasia. / Lee, S. T.; Song, Hae Ryong; Mahajan, R.; Makwana, V.; Suh, Seung-Woo; Lee, S. H.

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Lee, S. T. ; Song, Hae Ryong ; Mahajan, R. ; Makwana, V. ; Suh, Seung-Woo ; Lee, S. H. / Development of genu varum in achondroplasia. In: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B. 2007 ; Vol. 89, No. 1. pp. 57-61.
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