Journal article

Longitudinal Epiphyseal Bracket of the First Metatarsal Bone: Three Case Reports and a Review of the Literature.

Josip Vlaić, Davor Bojić, Erich Rutz, Darko Antičević

J Foot Ankle Surg | Elsevier BV | Published : 2018


Longitudinal epiphyseal bracket (LEB) is a rare bone dysplasia of the tubular bones. Owing to an abnormal secondary ossification center, the affected bones can develop progressive shortening and angular deformity. The aim of our study was to provide an overview of the reported data regarding epidemiology and surgical procedures available for LEB of the first metatarsal bone in a pediatric population combined with a small case series. We report a retrospective case series of 3 nonsyndromic pediatric patients with different ages and with confirmed dysplasia of the first metatarsal bone. All patients presented with unilateral congenital hallux varus deformity and underwent surgical treatment. T..

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