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Revista de la Sociedad Boliviana de Pediatría

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AZURDUY ANCE, Rolando; PENA OROZCO, Rodrigo; SALINAS EMCINAS, Diego  and  QUIMBERT MONTES, Rossy. Congenital dislocation of the Knee, a case report. Rev. bol. ped. [online]. 2012, vol.51, n.3, pp.181-184. ISSN 1024-0675.

Congenital dislocation of the knee is a very rare disease (0.017 cases/1000 live newborns and 1/100.000 in relation to hip dysplasia). Usually is an isolated finding, but some times it is associated to other entities (Down syndrome, arthrogriposis, myelomeningocele, etc). We describe a female newborn who presented at birth hyperextend left knee, genu valgo, flat foot and hip dysplasia of the same side. She was treated conservatively with no improvement, so she underwent surgery and later rehabilitation. We conclude that surgery should be early and the first line of treatment of this condition.

Keywords : dislocation; congenital; knee.

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