Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
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Can be unilateral or bilateral. Anterior tibial bowing is most commonly associated with neurofibromatosis and is caused by a focal connective tissue abnormality. Can spontaneously resolve or progress to fracture and pseudoarthrosis formation.
The apex of the bowing deformity is anterior and there may be an associated medial or lateral component. The tibia can be sclerotic or cystic in appearance and has a thickened cortex and a thinned medullary cavity.
Anterior Tibial Bowing
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