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Distal Tibial Transphyseal Osteotomy for Ankle Varus Deformity in an Operated Case of Clubfoot

Keywords: Varus deformity , Ankle joint , Transphyseal osteotomy

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Ankle varus deformity arises due to a number of congenital and acquired causes leading to significant functional debility in the patients, especially children. We report a less commonly used technique, the transphyseal osteotomy of distal tibia, for the correction of varus deformity of the ankle joint in a thirteen-year-old boy. Full correction of the deformity could be achieved using this technique. The patient is fully functional with normal gait. No recurrence was detected at follow-up visit 26 months later.

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