The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp 37–38

Ankle joint instability in poliomyelitis


  • A. Mukherjee
  • S. K. Varma
  • K. Natarajan

DOI: 10.1007/BF02799404

Cite this article as:
Mukherjee, A., Varma, S.K. & Natarajan, K. Indian J Pediatr (1972) 39: 37. doi:10.1007/BF02799404


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.

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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1972