Congenital constriction band with pseudoarthrosis of the tibia: a case report and literature review

Published online: Apr 27 2007

Trevor Magee, Donald R. Mackay, Lee S. Segal

Study conducted at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA


A passive constriction phenomenon has been proposed to explain the development of congenital pseudoarthrosis of the tibia. We report a case of congenital pseudoarthrosis of the tibia in a child with congenital constriction band syndrome, successfully treated with soft tissue release (cutaneous and deep) only, restoring normal periosteal blood supply and enabling gradual correction of the angular osseous deformity and reformation of the intramedullary canal.