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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

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


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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Case information

rID: 17759
Published: 10th May 2012
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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