Polio effects on the knee

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Past history of polio. Had a fall, now unable to straighten the knee.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male

Gross fatty atrophy of all muscles around the knee due to loss of motor neurons as occurs in the spinal cord of patients with polio (attacking the anterior horn cells).

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Case information

rID: 27004
Case created: 17th Jan 2014
Last edited: 20th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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