Fibular aplasia


Fibular aplasia - ectrodactyly: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by various bone abnormalities involving the arms and feet.


* Premature birth * Absent foot * Absent fibula * Missing fingers * Absent ulnar


No specific medical therapies can correct the underlying abnormalities for fibular hemimelia. However, for mild deformities, observation and/or nonoperative management may be useful. As with limb-length discrepancies resulting from other causes, no treatment may be necessary or the use of heel lifts may be adequate, particularly in discrepancies less than 2 cm. However, although the percentage of shortening generally remains constant at 10-20% relative to the contralateral side, the absolute discrepancy may progress with growth and must be followed until skeletal maturity