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Correction of knee deformity in patients with Ellis-van Creveld syndrome: A case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  21470865     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Ellis-van Creveld Syndrome (EVC) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder. In 1940 Richard W. Ellis and Simon van Creveld first reported on a rare skeletal dysplasia, which to emphasize the main clinical characteristics, was termed "chondro-ectodermal dysplasia". The ectodermal involvement includes the skin, hair and nails while the chondrodysplastic characteristics involve the cartilage and bones, primarily in the forearms and lower legs. For the orthopaedic surgeon progressive valgus knee deformity accompanied by patella dislocation is the main problem in EVC. This study reports a ten year follow-up after a primarily failed operative therapy of knee deformity due to incomplete correction and the surgical technique utilized to correct the residual external torsional deformity and dislocation of the patella in a 19year old girl who presented with the typical clinical features of Ellis-van Creveld Syndrome.
Jens Arne Jöckel; Heiko Reichel; Manfred Nelitz
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Knee     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-5800     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9430798     Medline TA:  Knee     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Orthopaedic Trauma, University of Ulm, Steinhoevelstr. 9, 89075 Ulm, Germany.
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