Saber shin

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Saber shin
Right tibia - close up - animation.gif
Right tibia(normal)

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


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



Saber refers to the tibia's resemblance to the curve of a saber sword.

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  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. 15 (6): 280–283. doi:10.1097/RHU.0b013e3181b0c848. PMID 19734732. 
  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. 


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