Fibular defect (also known as fibular hemimelia) is a congenital deformity of the leg and refers to the partial to complete absence of the fibula (calf bone). The cause remains unknown to this day. It is clear, however, that this is not a genetic defect.
The absence of the fibula causes leg asymmetry. Approximately 10% of cases involve both legs. The affected leg is significantly shortened and there is a valgus deformity in the lower leg.
The fibular defect occurs either alone or in combination with PFFD (proximal focal femoral deficiency), anomalies of the foot and/or hips.
In the case of a partial absence of the fibula, this is referred to as hypoplasia (type 1a/1b). The calf bone is still present here, but underdeveloped. The complete absence of the fibula is called aplasia (type 2).
This device compensates for the leg length deficit and provides corrective support.
Orthoprosthetic treatment of longitudinal limb deformities on the lower extremities of children and adolescents.
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Bilateral fibular aplasia (with drop foot, stiff ankle joint, poor foot radiance, pit on the shin).
Caring for children and adolescents with fibular defects is part of our daily work. Contrary to some assumptions, aplasia can also be treated very well with orthoprostheses. There is hardly any patient that we can't get back up and running.
Juna is a super athlete. She loves water and everything that moves quickly. Perhaps that’s why the six-year-old likes to ride roller blades and skates. At first glance, many people don't even notice that Juna wears two aids on her legs.
The Orthopedic Children’s Clinic in Aschau is one of the largest specialist clinics for pediatric orthopedics in Central Europe.
When it comes to orthopedic treatment for infants and children, it is extremely important for all parties to pull together: parents, doctors, technicians and therapists.
Physiotherapists support the individual care of our little patients at our headquarters and all of our branches.
They had not expected it and were completely unprepared for this outcome: Until his birth, Nathanael’s parents thought that they would deliver a healthy child. When their first-born son was born, they were shocked: Nathanael has dysmelia affecting all four limbs.