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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2017, Article ID 3175765, 7 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3175765
Case Report

Arthroscopic Treatment of 2 Consecutive Cases of Dysplasia Epiphysealis Hemimelica of the Ankle: A 5-Year Follow-Up Report

Orthopaedic and Traumatology Department, S. Andrea Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Correspondence should be addressed to Cosma Calderaro; moc.liamg@oraredlac.amsoc

Received 3 March 2017; Accepted 10 May 2017; Published 30 May 2017

Academic Editor: Paul E. Di Cesare

Copyright © 2017 Cosma Calderaro et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica (DEH) is a rare disease of unknown etiology consisting in an abnormal osteocartilaginous growth at the epiphysis, usually hemimelic with histological findings similar to benign osteochondroma. In this case series, we described the results of the arthroscopic treatment of 2 consecutive cases of intra-articular ankle localization of DEH in 2 patients aged 9 and 10 years. The good result obtained, persistent at the 5-year follow-up, leads us to consider the arthroscopic approach as a reliable treatment in patient affected by intra-articular ankle DEH.