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Figure 5.39. Another example of genu recurvatum in an infant with a neural tube defect. Note the bilateral clubfeet that are also considered to be postural deformities. Genu recurvatum may occur in neurologic disorders and in syndromes with generalized joint laxity and hypermobility, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

Figure 5.39. Another example of genu recurvatum in an infant with a neural tube defect. Note the bilateral clubfeet that are also considered to be postural deformities. Genu recurvatum may occur in neurologic disorders and in syndromes with generalized joint laxity and hypermobility, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

Figure 5.40. This infant has a congenital dislocation of the right knee. This uncommon finding has the same appearance as genu recurvatum. Congenital dislocations of the knee rarely occur as an isolated condition but may be seen in Larsen's syndrome, a condition in which there are multiple joint dislocations. It may be confirmed by radiography and requires treatment.

Figure 5.41. Another view of the congenital dislocation of the right knee in the same infant.

Figure 5.40. This infant has a congenital dislocation of the right knee. This uncommon finding has the same appearance as genu recurvatum. Congenital dislocations of the knee rarely occur as an isolated condition but may be seen in Larsen's syndrome, a condition in which there are multiple joint dislocations. It may be confirmed by radiography and requires treatment.

Figure 5.41. Another view of the congenital dislocation of the right knee in the same infant.

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