Saber shin

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Saber shin is a malformation of the tibia. It presents as a sharp anterior bowing of the tibia.

Saber shin is a sharp-edged anteriorly convex tibia.

Causes[edit]

It can result from syphilis,[1] yaws, Paget's disease of bone, Vitamin D deficiency.[2] or Weismann-Netter syndrome.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pineda; Mansilla-Lory, J.; Martínez-Lavín, M.; Leboreiro, I.; Izaguirre, A.; Pijoan, C. (2009). "Rheumatic diseases in the ancient americas: the skeletal manifestations of treponematoses". Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases 15 (6): 280–283. doi:10.1097/RHU.0b013e3181b0c848. PMID 19734732.  edit
  2. ^ Khandare; Harikumar, R.; Sivakumar, B. (2005). "Severe bone deformities in young children from vitamin D deficiency and fluorosis in Bihar-India". Calcified tissue international 76 (6): 412–418. doi:10.1007/s00223-005-0233-2. PMID 15895280.  edit

Bibliography[edit]

  • Mosby's Medical, Nursing, & Allied Health Dictionary. Edition 5, 1998 p7B49.