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Logo of procrsmedFormerly medchtJournal of the Royal Society of MedicineProceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine
Proc R Soc Med. 1975 August; 68(8): 481–484.
PMCID: PMC1863828

An x-ray study of valgus ankles in spina bifida children with valgus flat foot deformity.


Radiological examination of the ankles of spina bifida children with flail lower limbs and valgus flat foot deformity has revealed a high incidence of abnormal valgus tilt of the ankle-joint. A study of ankle X-rays of spina bifida children before and after extra-articular subtalar fusion in which the bone graft is removed from the ipsilateral tibia has shown that the valgus tilt of the mortice may increase after this procedure.

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  • DEVAS MB, SWEETNAM R. Stress fractures of the fibula; a review of fifty cases in athletes. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1956 Nov;38-B(4):818–829. [PubMed]

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