Systematic radiographic evaluation of tibial hemimelia with orthopedic implications
Tibial hemimelia is a rare lower-extremity pre-axial longitudinal deficiency characterized by complete or partial absence of the tibia. The reported incidence is 1 in 1 million live births. In this pictorial essay, we define tibial hemimelia and describe associated conditions and principles of preoperative imaging assessment for a child with tibial hemimelia. We also indicate the imaging findings that might influence the choice of treatment, describe the most widely used classification systems, and briefly discuss current treatment approaches.
Medical Subject Headings
Child; Child, Preschool; Ectromelia (diagnostic imaging, embryology); Female; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Male; Prenatal Diagnosis (methods); Radiography (methods); Tibia (abnormalities, diagnostic imaging, embryology)
Kaplan-List, K., Klionsky, N. B., Sanders, J. O., & Katz, M. E. (2017). Systematic radiographic evaluation of tibial hemimelia with orthopedic implications. Pediatric Radiology, 47 (4), 473-483. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-016-3730-8