Absence of Tibia

Condition 101

What is the definition of Absence of Tibia?

Absence of tibia is a rare birth defect that is characterized by deficiency of the tibia (the shinbone) with other bones of the lower leg relatively intact. The condition may affect one or both legs. Some cases are isolated birth defects, while others are associated with a variety of skeletal and ot ...

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What are the alternative names for Absence of Tibia?

  • Bilateral absence of the tibia
  • Tibial hemimelia
  • Tibia, absence of

Latest Research

Latest Advance
  • Condition: Type II Tibial Hemimelia
  • Journal: Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B
  • Treatment Used: Fibula in Reconstruction
  • Number of Patients: 0
  • Published —
This study tested the safety and efficacy of using a fibula to reconstruct type II tibial hemimelia.
Latest Advance
  • Condition: Osteosarcoma around the Knee Joint
  • Journal: BMC musculoskeletal disorders
  • Treatment Used: Epiphyseal-Preservation Surgery
  • Number of Patients: 12
  • Published —
This study tested the safety and efficacy of using epiphyseal-preservation surgery to treat patients with childhood osteosarcoma around the knee joint.

Clinical Trials

There are no recent clinical trials available for this condition. Please check back because new trials are being conducted frequently.