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Two unusual presentations of focal fibrocartilaginous dysplasia

Mooney, James F.; Slone, Harris S.

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: July 2013 - Volume 22 - Issue 4 - p 367–371
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e3283563732
Femur & Knee

Focal fibrocartilaginous dysplasia (FFCD) is an uncommon, yet well documented, cause of long-bone angular deformities in children. We report two unusual cases of FFCD involving the tibia: one within the proximal tibia inducing genu valgum and one apparent FFCD lesion of the distal tibia that generated a varus deformity of the distal tibia. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of FFCD in the distal tibia. Each lesion led to an angular deformity that required surgical management.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Correspondence to James F. Mooney, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas St, CSB 708 Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA Tel: +1 843 792 8765; fax: +1 843 792 3149; e-mail: jfm3md@aol.com

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