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Ultrasonographic evaluation of congenital dislocation of the knee.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12195509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors describe ultrasonographic findings in a newborn girl with congenital dislocation of the knee (CDK). Ultrasonography showed a hyperechoic area and focal narrowing of the distal quadriceps as compared to the unaffected contralateral side, indicating the presence of fibrosis, which is the main pathologic feature of congenital dislocation of the knee. The hyperechoic area decreased after reduction of the dislocation and with patient growth. Ultrasonography was useful in evaluating CDK because it provided a direct view of the pathologic lesion, was painless, and did not involve exposure to X-rays. Further, we were able to serially evaluate the abnormal findings and provide advice regarding daily activity to the parents of the patient with CDK.
N Kamata; T Takahashi; K Nakatani; H Yamamoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2002-06-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Skeletal radiology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0364-2348     ISO Abbreviation:  Skeletal Radiol.     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-26     Completed Date:  2003-03-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701953     Medline TA:  Skeletal Radiol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  539-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kochi Medical School, Oko-cho Nankoku, Kochi, Japan 783-8505.
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MeSH Terms
Dislocations / congenital*,  ultrasonography*
Infant, Newborn
Knee Joint / abnormalities*,  ultrasonography*

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