Like father, like son: Cleidocranial dysplasia

Elizabeth M. Brigham, William L. Hennrikus

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Case: We present the case of a six-year-old boy who was referred to the pediatric orthopaedics division of our academic medical center by his primary care physician for a concern regarding possible fractured clavicles. He was diagnosed with cleidocranial dysplasia, a genetic condition characterized by skeletal and dental anomalies, primarily delayed ossification of midline osseous structures. On radiographs, cleidocranial dysplasia has been linked to both coxa vara and a characteristic "chef's hat" appearance of the femoral head. Conclusion: Cleidocranial dysplasia has multiple potential orthopaedic complications, and an awareness of this condition, its presentations, and its diagnosis is useful for all physicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere94
JournalJBJS Case Connector
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 14 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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