saber shin

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the prominent anterior edge of the tibia and lower leg.
saber shin marked anterior convexity of the tibia, seen in congenital syphilis.
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sa·ber shin

the sharp-edged, anteriorly convex tibia in congenital syphilis.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A descriptor for the thickened, anteriorly-bowed—with possible lateral bowing—tibial cortex, caused by chronic periostitis which spares the epiphysis, classically described in latent congenital syphilis; it may also occur in rickets, Paget disease of bone and advanced acquired syphilis
DiffDx Non-progressive, bilateral and symmetrical anterior bowing of the tibia and fibula may be seen in achondroplasia, type IX Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, enchondromatosis, fibrous dysplasia, excess fluoride ingestion in pregnancy, hyperparathyroidism, hyperphosphatasia, neurofibromatosis, osteogenesis imperfecta, osteomalacia, osteomyelitis, rickets, thanatophoric dwarfism, Weismann-Netter syndrome
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saber shin

 A descriptor for the thickened, anteriorly-bowed–with possible lateral bowing tibial cortex, caused by chronic periostitis which spares the epiphysis, first described in latent congenital syphilis, which may also be seen in advanced acquired syphilis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sa·ber tib·i·a

, saber shin (sā'bĕr tib'ē-ă, shin)
Deformity of the tibia occurring in tertiary syphilis or yaws, the bone having a marked forward convexity as a result of the formation of gummas and periostitis.
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