American Hip Institute

Toe-walking attributable to venous malformation of the calf muscle.

Author information Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Soft tissue venous malformations of muscles may produce musculoskeletal deformities caused by contracture of the involved muscle. When the venous malformation involves the flexor muscles of the leg, equinus deformity and toe-walking may occur. Three patients with unilateral toe-walking secondary to venous malformation of the calf muscle, showing the classic presentation of this unusual condition, are presented.

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