Pediatric Tibial Torsion

Pediatric Tibial Torsion

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Summary

Pediatric tibial torsion is a common cause of a child’s foot to be turned inward.

Expanded overview

Pediatric tibial torsion happens when a child is born with the tibia (shin) bone slightly twisted or rotated, which causes the foot to turn inward. This common condition causes intoeing, which means the toes turn inward, which is especially noticeable when the child walks.

Causes

Pediatric tibial torsion is thought to be caused by the way a baby is positioned while growing in the uterus.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a tibial torsion include:

  • Foot turned inward
  • Losing balance, often while walking
  • Walking with toes pointed inward

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