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Knee arthrodesis for a congenital luxation with Larsen syndrome
  1. Mustafa Kaynak and
  2. Duncan E Meuffels
  1. Orthopaedic Surgery, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Mustafa Kaynak; mustafa_kaynak{at}


A 31-year-old woman with known Larsen syndrome presented with congenital chronic luxation of her right knee with increasing instability symptoms, which limited her daily activities. We refrained from a constrained knee arthroplasty due to her relatively young age and decided to perform a knee arthrodesis. Knee arthrodesis is a viable lifelong-lasting operative treatment alternative for specific instability-related knee disease. The knee arthrodesis was performed by double plating with an additional fixation of the patella. At 1-yearfollow-up, she was able to walk without limitations and did not experience any pain with complete consolidation of the arthrodesis. At 2-year follow-up, she performed all her daily activities without limitations. Both the Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) and the International Knee Documentation Committee subjective knee form (IKDC) improved at 2-year follow-up (KOOS: 61.3; IKDC: 56.3) compared with 1-year follow-up (KOOS: 52; IKDC: 40.2).

  • orthopaedics
  • genetics
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  • Contributors MK and DEM contributed to the following: substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work, or the acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content. Final approval of the version published. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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