, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp 37-38

Ankle joint instability in poliomyelitis

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Summary

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.

From the Department of Rehabilitation and Artificial Limbs, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-16.