Clin Genet 2018 Jan 11. Epub 2018 Jan 11.
Univ. Lille, Lille, France.
The patella is a sesamoid bone, crucial for knee stability. When absent or hypoplastic, recurrent knee subluxations, patello-femoral dysfunction and early gonarthrosis may occur. Patella hypoplasia/agenesis may be isolated or observed in syndromic conditions, either as the main clinical feature (Nail-Patella syndrome, Small Patella syndrome), as a clue feature which can help diagnosis assessment, or as a background feature that may be disregarded. Read More