Complicated Congenital Dislocation of the Knee: A Case Report

Document Type : CASE REPORT


1 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran


Congenital dislocation of the knee (CDK) is a rare disorder. We report the case of a 7-year-old girl with bilateral knee stiffness, marked anterior bowing of both legs, and inability to walk without aid.
Radiologic investigation revealed bilateral knee joint dislocation accompanied by severe anterior bowing of both tibia proximally and posterior bowing of both femur distally, demonstrating a complicated congenital knee dislocation. Two-staged open reduction with proximal tibial osteotomy was performed to align the reduced knee joints. The patient was completely independent in her daily activities after surgical correction.


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