Proximal tibiofibular joint instability in a child: stabilization with Tightrope

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Abstract

Proximal tibiofibular instability is a rarely reported clinical entity in children. In this case report, we describe such a case in an 8-year-old boy successfully stabilized using a minimally invasive technique with a Tightrope device. The child remained pain free and asymptomatic at 2 years of follow-up. The surgical technique is described as well as potential complications and a review of the literature.

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