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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2012, Article ID 501453, 4 pages
Case Report

Recurrent Dislocation of the Patella in Kabuki Make-Up Syndrome

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, 10 Avenue Hippocrate, 1200 Brussels, Belgium

Received 28 October 2012; Accepted 6 December 2012

Academic Editors: T. Tsurumoto and M. H. Zheng

Copyright © 2012 Lucie Rouffiange et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Two patients with Kabuki make-up syndrome with bilateral recurrent dislocation of the patella are presented. They had generalized ligamentous laxity and patellofemoral dysplasia. Both developed patellar dislocation in adolescence and required surgery, with medial transfer of the tibial tuberosity associated with vastus medialis plasty (Insall technique). One postoperative complication occurred in one case: a nondisplaced tibia fracture at the sixth postoperative week that healed with conservative means. Final results were good in both cases. Good surgical results can be achieved in patellar dislocation in patients with Kabuki syndrome.