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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-54

Defining patho-anatomy of the knee in congenital longitudinal lower limb deficiencies


Department of Orthopaedics, Sheffield Children's Hospital, Sheffield S10 2TH, UK

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Caroline M Blakey
Department of Orthopaedics, Sheffield Children's Hospital, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TH
UK
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2455-3719.182576

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Context: The osseous and soft tissue anatomy of the knee in congenital longitudinal lower limb deficiencies is important to consider, both in limb lengthening procedures and in soft tissue reconstruction. Aims: Our study aims to further define the patho-anatomy of the knee in this group of patients. Methods and Material: 24 children were reviewed clinically and radiologically. Osseous and soft tissue anatomy is described including MR imaging of 27 affected knees. Results: Our results echoed those of previous authors, with dysplasia of the menisci and cruciate ligaments a frequent finding. However, the study demonstrated that a clear correlation between the osseous anatomy and soft tissue findings was not always seen. Conclusions: MRI allows assessment of the cartilaginous epiphysis in younger children with longitudinal dysplasia and we would recommend systematic assessment of the knee prior to any surgical intervention.


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