Congenital Dislocation of the Patella-A Case Report and Literature Review
Pedro Pinho1*, Ricardo Maia1, Guilherme Correia1, André Moreira1, Guilherme França1, Pedro Varanda1,2 and Cecília Barros1
1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital de Braga, Braga, Portugal
2Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
*Corresponding Author: Pedro Pinho, Hospital de Braga, Braga, Portugal.
April 19, 2023; Published: May 14, 2023
Congenital Dislocation of the Patella (CDP) is an extremely rare condition characterized by a permanent, irreducible patella dislocation
associated with a fixed flexion contracture of the knee. It should always be differentiated from other more frequent conditions.
Several techniques have been described for the surgical treatment, which is mandatory to achieve patella reduction and a normal
We report the case of a one-year-old girl who was diagnosed at birth by magnetic resonance imaging after a suspicious physical
examination. No other medical conditions were identified. She underwent surgical treatment with a modified Langenskiöld technique,
aiming for a less invasive approach with no peri or post-operative complications. Six months after surgery she was able to
stand and walk properly for her age with knee full extension achieved.
Keywords: Congenital Dislocation; Patella; modified Langenskiöld Technique
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