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Congenital knee dislocation: a rare and unexpected finding
  1. Melanie Yeoh and
  2. Gayatri Athalye-Jape
  1. Department of Neonatology, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Melanie Yeoh; melyeohpw{at}


Congenital knee dislocation is a rare condition of unknown aetiology. It could be associated with syndromes or may occur as an isolated entity. The severity of the deformity determines the method of treatment. Treatment options range from conservative casting to surgical correction. The case presented is of a newborn with an isolated grade II dislocation treated with serial casting. On follow-up at 2 years, the patient had a good outcome, with full range of motion and independent mobility.

  • neonatal health
  • knee laxity
  • orthopaedics
  • congenital disorders
  • radiology

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  • Contributors GAJ is the direct clinical supervisor of MY, encouraging and assisting her with this case report.

  • 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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