In distal fibular resection without reconstruction, the stabilising effect of the lateral malleolus is lost. Thus, the ankle may collapse into valgus and may be unstable in varus. Here, we describe a child who underwent successful staged surgical correction of a severe neglected valgus deformity after excision of the distal fibula for a Ewing's sarcoma.
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume
Chonnam National University Medical School and Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 8 Hakdong, Donggu, Gwangju 501-757, Korea.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2012 Jan;94(1):138-40
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