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The Association Between Congenital Posteromedial Bowing of the Tibia and Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip


Department of Orthopedics, Health Science University Baltalimanı Bone Diseases Education and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Türkiye

Arch Basic Clin Res 2023; 5: 226-229
DOI: 10.5152/ABCR.2023.221121
Read: 958 Downloads: 530 Published: 01 May 2023

Objective: Congenital posteromedial bowing of the tibia is a very rare birth defect characterized by a decreasing deformity and gradually increasing limb shortening. Although studies have investigated the etiology, course, and treatment algorithm of this deformity, we consider that there is still a lack of information concerning accompanying anomalies. Our aim was to present the relationship of congenital posteromedial bowing of the tibia with developmental dysplasia of the hip which we frequently observe as an accompanying condition in these patients.

Methods: This study included 27 patients and their radiographs were reviewed retrospectively. The radiographic evaluation included the anteroposterior pelvis x-ray, lower limb orthoroentgenogram, and hip ultrasonography.

Results: Of the 27 cases included in the study, 15 were boys and 12 were girls. Developmental dysplasia of the hip, one of the accompanying musculoskeletal diseases, was seen in 18% of our patients, who responded well to brace treatment.

Conclusions: We recommend that patients with congenital posteromedial bowing of the tibia be included in developmental dysplasia of the hip screening programs because the rate of accompanying developmental dysplasia of the hip is higher in these patients than in the healthy population.

Cite this article as: Sevencan A, Doğan B. The association between congenital posteromedial bowing of the tibia and developmental dysplasia of the hip. Arch Basic Clin Res 2023;5(2):226-229.

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