[Dislocation of patella also a symptom of other diseases or consequence of local primary alteration of the scelet (author's transl)]

Z Orthop Ihre Grenzgeb. 1976 Jun;114(3):342-9.
[Article in German]


According to a large group of patients there is demonstrated the "symptomatic" dislocation of patella. It is a part of a system-disease, especially Onycho-osteo-arthro-dysplasia. Arthrogryposis multiplex. Freeman-Sheldon-syndrome, mongolism and children with debility or imbecility. There are discussed their pathogenesis and any consequences for diagnosis and treatment.

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple / complications
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Arthrogryposis / complications
  • Blepharoptosis / complications
  • Craniofacial Dysostosis / complications
  • Down Syndrome / complications
  • Eye Abnormalities
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intellectual Disability / complications
  • Joint Dislocations / etiology*
  • Male
  • Nail-Patella Syndrome / complications
  • Patella*
  • Syndrome