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J Korean Knee Soc. 2009 Dec;21(4):292-295. Korean. Case Report.
Son J , Sagong E .
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kosin University Gospel Hospital, Busan, Korea.

Genu recurvatum has commonly treated by Ilizarov devices, and treatment with an orthosis has rarely been reported. A 54 month old girl visited our hospital because of left knee hyperextension. The overall imbalance of the quadriceps with the hamstring muscles created 25 degrees of hyperextension. So we applied a knee-ankle-foot orthosis (KAFO) for treatment. After six months, the plain radiograph show 2 degrees hyperextension and stabilization of the knee. Genu recurvatum can be treated with an orthosis in a patient with imbalanced quadriceps and a hamstring muscle problem.

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