The tibial defect is characterized by the total absence of the tibia (shin bone) or part of the tibia. In contrast to a fibular defect, a genetic component can also be the basis for spontaneous occurrence. There are often also concomitant deformities in the tibial defect. In most cases, the foot and thigh are also affected.
The extent of the deformity ranges from mild hypoplasiaof the shin (i.e. a partial deficiency) to aplasia, i.e. its complete deficiency (tibial aplasia). Depending on the extent of the finding, the knee is affected to a greater or lesser extent. Simple hypoplasia usually shows knee joint dysplasia. If the tibia is completely missing, there is no functional knee joint because the distal joint partner is missing. The musculature of the lower leg and foot is not designed properly for this disease, but shows different changes.
This device compensates for the leg length deficit and provides corrective support.
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Single-sided femoral hypoplasia.
Caring for children and adolescents with tibial 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.
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.
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Authors: M. Schäfer, H. Fleps, T. Baumeister, S. Wiedmann
Source: ORTHOPÄDIE-TECHNIK 01/18, Verlag Orthopädie-Technik Dortmund