Ankle Deformity Associated with Torture: A Case Report


GÜZEL Y., GÜLEÇ A., Elmadag M.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, vol.6, pp.689-691, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4328/jcam.3818
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.689-691

Abstract

Falanga causes oedema and haemorrhaging subcutaneously and in compartments of the feet in the acute phase. The inflammatory process leaves a loss of elasticity in the ankle and resistant pain in the foot and ankle. Chronic pain in the feet and legs is common years after falanga but an advanced degree of deformity is rare. The case is presented here of ankle deformity which developed associated with torture applied by falanga in the Syrian civil war, and which was treated by tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis.