Absence of Tibia

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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 other malformations. It can also be a part of a recognized syndrome such as Werner's syndrome, tibial hemimelia-polysyndactyly-triphalangeal thumb syndrome, and CHARGE syndrome. The underlying cause is generally unknown. Although most isolated cases occur sporadically in people with no family history of the condition, absence of the tibia can rarely affect more than one family member. Treatment varies based on the severity of the condition, but generally involves surgery (i.e. amputation or reconstructive surgery with a prosthesis adapted to growth).

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: Open Wedge High Tibial Osteotomies (OWHTO)
  • Journal: Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association
  • Treatment Used: With and Without Synthetic Bone Grafts (SBG)
  • Number of Patients: 0
  • Published —
This study evaluated the clinical and radiological results of no bone graft (NBG) after opening wedge high tibial osteotomy (OWHTO) with a locking plate and to compare the bone union rate between the synthetic bone graft (SBG) group and the no bone graft group after opening wedge high tibial osteotomy using serial radiographs.

Clinical Trials

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