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Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica (Trevor disease) in the ankle

Authors Ozan F, Doğar F, Gürbüz K, Ekinci Y, Bilal, Öncel ES

Received 19 July 2015

Accepted for publication 11 February 2016

Published 6 April 2016 Volume 2016:12 Pages 545—547


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Fırat Ozan,1 Fatih Doğar,1 Kaan Gürbüz,1 Yakup Ekinci,2 Ökkeş Bilal,3 Eyyüp Sabri Öncel1

1Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Kayseri Training and Research Hospital, 2Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Develi Hatice Muammer Kocatürk State Hospital, Kayseri, 3Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University Medical Faculty, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey

Abstract: Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica, also termed Trevor disease, is a rare disorder that, although benign in nature, can be locally aggressive, particularly when affecting the ankle joint, which is the joint most frequently affected, followed by the knee. The female:male ratio is 1:3, and it is generally diagnosed between 2 and 14 years of age. Surgical treatment with complete resection is recommended before irreversible joint damage and deformity occurs. We presented a case in which dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica was diagnosed on the medial aspect of a right ankle joint.

Keywords: dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica, Trevor disease, ankle, osteochondroma, epiphyseal hypertrophy

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