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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 94-96

A neglected case of congenital dislocation of knee: Case report

1 Department of Orthopaedics, Kannur Medical College Hospital, Kannur, Kerala, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Orthopaedics, Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary, Karnataka, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0975-7341.134033

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In this case report, we describe a 1 and ½-year-old girl who presented with the full clinical and radiographic features of congenital dislocation of knee (CDK). The knee deformity in our patient was compatible with a complete grade 3 anterior dislocation of the tibia on the femur. The classic surgical approach to true CDK has been a V-Y quadricepsplasty combined with medial and lateral arthrotomies of the knee, which allow mobilization of the ligamentous structures that are anteriorly displaced is performed. CDK is a rare congenital disorder. The results of treatment are favorable if started before age 3 months, or sometimes before age 1 year, but there is no effective treatment for older, neglected cases; therefore, we believe this case report demonstrates a novel surgical approach.

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