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Non traumatic dislocation of the patella in children: the case for a dysplastic aetiology.
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PMID:  16184998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital dislocation of the patella may be a phenotype, which has several genotypes, i.e. it may be congenital or acquired. This hypothesis is suggested with three illustrative case studies. Risk factors predictive of the development of irreducible dislocation of the patella in infancy are suggested. As there is a spectrum of possible aetiologies, 'late' diagnosis and a number of 'risk' factors but a common pathology, the word 'congenital' is not always appropriate. We suggest 'Developmental dysplasia and dislocation of the patella (DDDP)' is a more appropriate term for this rare condition.
R W Paton; W Y Kim; A Bonshahi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Belgica     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0001-6462     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Belg     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-27     Completed Date:  2005-10-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985165R     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  435-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Blackburn Royal Infirmary, Blackburn, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Patellar Dislocation / etiology*,  radiography
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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