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Title: Bilateral patellar Köhler's disease in an eleven-year-old child with growth retardation
Authors: Corten, Kristoff ×
Vandenneucker, Hilde
Molenaers, Guy
Bellemans, Johan
Moens, Pierre #
Issue Date: Apr-2009
Publisher: Acta Medica Belgica
Series Title: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica vol:75 issue:2 pages:273-276
Abstract: Osteochondrosis of the primary ossification centre of the patella (Köhler’s disease) has been reported as a rare cause of anterior knee pain in children between 5 and 9 years of age. The aetiology remains unclear. This is the first case report presenting a late bilateral patellar osteochondrosis with unilateral involvement of the proximal pole in an 11-year old boy with documented growth retardation. This case highlights the importance to thoroughly investigate young patients with patellar osteochondrosis for growth retardation. This case might indicate that growth retardation rather than growth spurt is an important aetiological factor of osteochondrosis.
ISSN: 0001-6462
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Orthopaedics Section (-)
Clinical Residents Medicine
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