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Knee Examination in the Child

Basics Description It is important, during a knee examination, to keep in mind the child’s age and to understand the age-specific pediatric knee disorders. Congenital hyperextension or dislocation of the knee: Varies from simple hyperextension to anterior dislocation of the tibia on the femur Hyperextended knee presents at birth. A hyperextensible knee resolves spontaneously, […]

Growing Pains

Basics Description This poorly understood syndrome is characterized by a long history of lower extremity pains that usually occur at night and worsen after active days. Pain: Resolves completely each time it occurs Occurs predominantly in the lower extremities Occurs in 1 or both legs with random frequency No objective physical findings are seen. […]