Familial recurrent dislocation of patella with autosomal dominant mode of inheritance

Clin Genet. 1988 Jan;33(1):1-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-0004.1988.tb04257.x.


Recurrent dislocation of the patella is considered to be a manifestation of generalized joint laxity. An autosomal dominant mode of inheritance was previously suggested in a few instances; however, male-to-male transmission has not yet been reported. We report a recurrent dislocation of the patella occurring in five generations of one family with male-to-male transmission and without generalized joint laxity.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Genes, Dominant*
  • Humans
  • Joint Dislocations / genetics*
  • Joint Instability / genetics
  • Male
  • Patella / injuries*
  • Pedigree
  • Recurrence