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G. Noel Squires



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Background: Kabuki Syndrome (KS) has a current estimated prevalence at 1 in 32,000. KS is a rare, but highly recognizable genetic disorder manifested in the craniofacial, skeletal, neurological, and cardiovascular systems/regions of the body. Patellar dislocations are common in children with KS due to the presence of hypotonia causing muscle imbalances and joint laxity. Most commonly, treatment of patellar islocations are done conservatively through exercise. Surgical interventions (lateral release, medical imbrication, medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction, or bone realignment) are considered with continued dislocations. Purpose: Physical therapy management approach with a focus on addressing chronic patellar dislocations through quadriceps strengthening in a 12 year old female diagnosed with Kabuki Syndrome.

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Physical Therapy Management With Emphasis On Quadriceps Strength Training For Chronic Patellar Dislocations In A Female Adolescent With Kabuki Syndrome: A Case Report



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