Spontaneous resolution of congenital anterolateral bowing of the tibia

I. C. Tuncay, C. E. Johnston, J. G. Birch

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In a series of 43 patients diagnosed with congenital anterolateral bowing of the tibia or congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia treated between 1980 and 1992, the deformities corrected themselves spontaneously in five patients who had no other congenital abnormalities or evidence of neurofibromatosis. At an average follow-up of 58 months (average age at follow-up 80 months), the only residual deformity seen was a limb-length discrepancy in patients with unilateral involvement. In patients with subperiosteal callus formation on the posteromedial concavity of this deformity and an uninvolved fibula, no treatment appears necessary, as this deformity will spontaneously resolve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-602
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994


  • Anterolateral bow
  • Pseudarthrosis
  • Resolving deformity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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