Orthopedics & Traumatology
Online ISSN : 1349-4333
Print ISSN : 0037-1033
ISSN-L : 0037-1033
Congenital Bowing of Long Bones with Club Foot in Two Sisters
Yuichi DoiguchiTakayuki NakamuraYukiyoshi KawaguchiKazumasa YamaguchiSatoshi KamemitsuKatsuaki KitanoMasatsugu SuehiroAkihiro KubaKatsuro Iwasaki
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1993 Volume 42 Issue 3 Pages 1017-1021


Caffey in 1947 described three cases of prenatal bowing and thickening of multiple long bones with overlying cutaneous dimples. The etiology of this syndrome is uncertain with several theories advocated.
The following constitutes a report of congenital bowing of long bones with club foot in two sisters. Bowing was present in the upper and lower extremities, and there were cutaneous dimples in the legs. Clinical and radiological bowing of the long bones imprved with age in the elder sister. The club foot in both sisters responded well to treatment. A possible etiology for this syndrome is described.

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