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What is Absent patella?

What is Absent patella?

  • Absent patella: A rare genetic malformation where the kneecap is absent or reduced.

Absent patella is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Absent patella, or a subtype of Absent patella, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Absent patella: Introduction

Types of Absent patella:

Broader types of Absent patella:

What causes Absent patella?

Causes of Absent patella: see causes of Absent patella

What are the symptoms of Absent patella?

Symptoms of Absent patella: see symptoms of Absent patella

Absent patella: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Absent patella.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Absent patella: Orthopedic surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Absent patella.
Treatments for Absent patella: see treatments for Absent patella
Research for Absent patella: see research for Absent patella

Name and Aliases of Absent patella

Main name of condition: Absent patella

Other names or spellings for Absent patella:

patella aplasia, Patella aplasia-hypoplasia, PTLAH, Familial absence of the patella, Familial aplasia of the patella (subtype)

Familial absence of the patella, Familial aplasia of the patella (subtype), PTLAH, Patella aplasia-hypoplasia
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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