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
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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Case Information

rID: 17759
Diagnostic certainty: Certain
System: Musculoskeletal
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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