Fibular pachydysostosis: an atypical case.

Published online: Mar 27 1995

J C Abril, A Díaz, and T Epeldegui.

Hospital del Niño Jesús, Departamento C.O.T. Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, Spain.


Pachydysostosis of the fibula is an isolated deformity of the fibula with bowing and lengthening. Only one report has appeared in the literature, describing four lesions which underwent spontaneous regression during early childhood; no therapy was recommended. We report a 12-year-old boy with this type of deformity, who developed progressive angulation and deformation of the ankle joint. An osteotomy was necessary to realign the fibula. One year later the patient was free of symptoms.