Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
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Usually due to fetal malposition, and usually bilateral. Have a good prognosis for remodeling during growth but a leg length discrepancy can arise. If a fracture does occur healing is normal and the patient does not get a pseudoarthrosis.
The apex of the bowing deformity is posterior. There is a thickened cortex on the concave side and cortical thinning on convex side of the bend. The tibia and fibula are frequently shortened and calcaneal deformity may be present.
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