A case of ball-and-socket deformity of the ankle joint Ayak bileginin ball-and-socket deformitesi: Olgu sunumu.

Cetinus E., Uzel M. , Bilgiç E., Karaoguz A.

Acta orthopaedica et traumatologica turcica, vol.37, no.5, pp.406-409, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : Acta orthopaedica et traumatologica turcica
  • Page Numbers: pp.406-409


Ball-and-socket deformity of the ankle joint is a rare entity that is usually associated with inequality of leg length, fibular hypoplasia, coalition of the tarsal bones, and ray deficiency. This deformity was encountered in a nine-year-old girl with a short right limb, cavovarus foot, partial fusion of the 4th and 5th metatarsals, and talocalcaneonavicular coalition. No surgical intervention was necessary; the patient was recommended to wear a high-heeled shoe of 2.5 cm thickness to compensate for the difference in the leg length.