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Genu recurvatum

Case contributed by: Dr Roberto Schubert


Deformity and 2 cm shortening of the left lower leg. History of Osgood-Schlatter disease.

Patient Data:

Age: 15
Gender: Female
Race: Caucasian
Modality: CT

Anterior tilting of the tibial plateau. Abnormally shallow configuration of the tibial tuberosity. The apophyseal growth plate is completely ossified and shows some sclerosis.

Modality: MRI

MRI also shows bony bridging of the apohysis at the tibial tuberosity.

Case Discussion:

Genu recurvatum probably resulting from premature closure of the apophyseal growth plate.

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