Patellar dislocation in Kabuki syndrome
Article first published online: 17 JAN 2002
Copyright © 2002 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
American Journal of Medical Genetics
Volume 108, Issue 2, pages 160–163, 1 March 2002
How to Cite
Kurosawa, K., Kawame, H., Ochiai, Y., Nakashima, M., Tohma, T. and Ohashi, H. (2002), Patellar dislocation in Kabuki syndrome. Am. J. Med. Genet., 108: 160–163. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.10247
- Issue published online: 12 FEB 2002
- Article first published online: 17 JAN 2002
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 NOV 2001
- Manuscript Received: 1 JUN 2001
- patellar dislocation;
- Kabuki syndrome;
- joint laxity
We describe four individuals (two females and two males) with Kabuki syndrome and recurrent dislocation of the patella. The age of diagnosis of patellar dislocation ranged from 11 to 23 years. One individual underwent excision of the free fragment and transfer of the tibial tuberosity with good outcome. Two required patellar brace for instability. Characteristics of individuals with the syndrome at a high risk of patellar dislocation include female, adolescence or young adulthood, joint laxity, and obesity. © 2002 Wiley-Liss, Inc.