Tibial hemimelia and polydactyly

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Short right leg

Patient Data

Age: 9 months

On 9 months of age

Short right tibial and fibula with small epiphyses. Upward shift of the fibula.

Right foot polydactyly (seven metatarsals and toes). Internal foot inversion noted.


Standing film at 2 years of age

Short right leg due to short tibia (tibial hemimelia), upward shift of fibula, and genu valgum.

Normal left lower limb.

Case Discussion

X-rays of the right lower limb demonstrate tibial hemimelia and polydactyly.

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Case information

rID: 10340
Published: 7th Aug 2010
Last edited: 26th Apr 2021
Tag: tibia, feet
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