What is fibular hemimelia?

Also known as: FH, longitudinal fibular deficiency.

The fibula is the outer bone of the two bones that make up the lower leg and connect the ankle to the knee. When part or all of the fibular bone is missing, this can be due to a rare birth defect known as fibular hemimelia. The presence of this disorder can lead to a variety of other deformities and developmental issues.


Reviewed by: Scott J Schoenleber, MD

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