Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 125, Issue 10, pp 713–720 | Cite as

Dynamic function of the fibula. Gait analysis evaluation of three different parts of the shank after fibulectomy: proximal, middle and distal

  • Murat Bozkurt
  • Güneş Yavuzer
  • Ergin Tönük
  • Behzat Kentel
Case Report


The purpose of this case study was to investigate the dynamic features of fibular movement to gait pattern by analyzing the gait of individuals with three different parts of the fibula resected. Gait analyses revealed that proximal fibula resection impaired knee stability, whereas distal fibula resection disturbed ankle kinematics significantly. Except a mild secondary quadriceps weakness, middle fibula resection did not cause a significant biomechanical disturbance on gait.


Fibular rotation Gait analysis Fibulectomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Murat Bozkurt
    • 1
    • 4
  • Güneş Yavuzer
    • 2
  • Ergin Tönük
    • 3
  • Behzat Kentel
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology and A.B. Demet HospitalEmergency Aid and Traumatology HospitalAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationAnkara University Medical SchoolAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  4. 4.Tirebolu SokakYukariayrancı, AnkaraTurkey

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