Ultrasonographic study of the femoro-patellar joint and its attachments in infants from birth to 24 months of age. Part II: children with Down syndrome

Ultrasonographic study of the femoro-patellar joint and its attachments in infants from birth to 24 months of age. Part II: children with Down syndrome

Author Mizobuchi, Roberto Ryuiti Google Scholar
Galbiatti, Jose Antonio Google Scholar
Neto, Francisco Quirici Google Scholar
Milani, Carlo Google Scholar
Fujiki, Edison Noboru Google Scholar
Oliveira, Heverton Cesar de Google Scholar
Navarro, Ricardo Dizioli Google Scholar
Bensahel, Henri Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC)
Robert Debre Children Hosp
Abstract An ultrasonographic study was carried out in 25 infants (50 knees) with Down syndrome, whose age ranged from zero to 24 months, average being 13.2 months; 13 were males and 12 were females. The ultrasonographic investigation was performed with the knee being in full extension for the transversal view and in 30 degrees flexion for the sagittal view. The Insall-Salvati index and femoral cartilaginous sulcus angle were measured. Insall-Salvati index values ranged from 1.06 to 1.15 (average 1.10), with standard deviation of 0.16. No significant differences were observed with regard to Insall-Salvati index values in normal children. The femoral cartilaginous sulcus angle in infants with Down syndrome ranged from 152.7 to 155.8 degrees (average 154.3) with standard deviation of 7.959. In Down syndrome we noticed significant difference as compared to the normal values. The authors suggest that ultrasonography is useful in Down syndrome for an early diagnosis of instability of the patella.
Keywords Down syndrome
femoral cartilaginous sulcus angle
infants
Insall-Salvati index
knee
newborn
ultrasonography
Language English
Date 2007-07-01
Published in Journal Of Pediatric Orthopaedics-part B. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, v. 16, n. 4, p. 266-268, 2007.
ISSN 1060-152X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Extent 266-268
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BPB.0b013e32809256e1
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000247296300005
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/44554

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