The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp 37–38

Ankle joint instability in poliomyelitis

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

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.

Reference

  1. Natarajan, K., Joshi, J.B. and Yadav, B.P. (1968). Muscle reeovery in lower limbs in poliomyelitis.Indian J. Pediat. 35, 173.PubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Mukherjee
    • 1
  • S. K. Varma
    • 1
  • K. Natarajan
    • 1
  1. 1.New Delhi

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