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Proximal tibiofibular joint instability in a child: stabilization with Tightrope

Tafazal, Suhayl I.; Flowers, Mark J.

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B:
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e32836026b1
Femur & Knee
Abstract

Proximal tibiofibular instability is a rarely reported clinical entity in children. In this case report, we describe such a case in an 8-year-old boy successfully stabilized using a minimally invasive technique with a Tightrope device. The child remained pain free and asymptomatic at 2 years of follow-up. The surgical technique is described as well as potential complications and a review of the literature.

Author Information

Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Sheffield Childrens Hospital, Sheffield, UK

Correspondence to Suhayl I. Tafazal, MBChB. FRCS (Tr & Orth), Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Sheffield Childrens Hospital, Sheffield S10 2TH, UK Tel: +44 114 271 7000; fax: +44 114 226 7878; e-mail: stafazal@hotmail.com

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.