Chris Buatti, DO

RITE AID PHARMACY

4 E WALTON ST

Articles

Nail-Patella Syndrome

July 01, 2007

This 33-year-old Guatemalan man presented to a medical mission camp with generalized bilateral knee pain and inability to extend his leg without pain. The 4-ft 11-in patient had mild scoliosis, increased elbow carrying angles, and hypoplastic patellae. He had had dysplasia of the nails with triangular lunulae since birth. The fingernails were absent on the first and second digits of both hands. His mother had had similar physical findings. He had not had regular medical care.