Hemiepiphysiodesis Using a Transphyseal Screw at the Medial Malleolus for the Treatment of Ankle Valgus Deformity

Rhett Macneille, Joshua Chen, Lee Segal, William Hennrikus


Background: The purpose of this study is to report outcomes of transphyseal screw hemi-epiphysiodesis at the medial malleolus for the treatment of valgus ankle deformity. Methods: An institutional review board–approved retrospective review was done of 24 patient charts. Lateral distal tibial angle (LDTA) was measured preoperatively and at final follow-up. Results: The average change in LDTA was 8.3 degrees (SD 4.9 degrees; range 0-19 degrees). The average rate of correction was 0.4 degrees per month (SD 0.3; range 0-1.4). Conclusion: Medial malleolar transphyseal screw hemiepiphysiodesis is a simple, effective, and safe treatment for valgus ankle deformity in skeletally immature children. Level of Evidence: Level IV, case series.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalFoot and Ankle Orthopaedics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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