Familial aplasia or hypoplasia of the patella

Clin Genet. 1978 Apr;13(4):350-2. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-0004.1978.tb01191.x.


A father with bilateral absence of the patella and his son with pronounced hypoplasia of the patellae are described. A possible relationship between this syndrome and hereditary osteo-onycho-dysplasia is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Bone Diseases, Developmental / diagnostic imaging
  • Bone Diseases, Developmental / genetics
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Patella / abnormalities*
  • Patella / diagnostic imaging
  • Pedigree
  • Radiography