Ankle joint instability in poliomyelitis
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- Mukherjee, A., Varma, S.K. & Natarajan, K. Indian J Pediatr (1972) 39: 37. doi:10.1007/BF02799404
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A clinical and radiological survey of the ankle joints was made in 25 cases of poliomyelitis.
A shortened lateral malleolus of the fibula due to retardation of growth precipitated a valgus instability in the ankle joints.
The amount of valgus deformity in the ankle joint was directly proportional to the severity of paralysis of the invertors and a lack of proper support to the joint with braces.