Tibial overgrowth after pediatric tibial fractures has been reported in the literature. Multiple factors can affect the amount of overgrowth, including age and gender of patients, type of fracture (open vs closed), degree of communion, reduction techniques, and fixation method. We describe a 10-year-old boy with a 2-cm overgrowth after sustaining an isolated open tibia fracture with an intact fibula, which is more than what has been previously described in the literature for tibia fractures. This overgrowth was associated with asymmetrical growth of the distal tibial physis, asymmetrical growth between tibia and fibula, and ankle valgus deformity.

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