Squinting patellae is when the two kneecaps face towards each other despite the patient standing comfortably with the feet facing forwards.

 

Implications of squinting patellae

This issue usually implies a rotational deformity of one or both of the long bones - femur or tibia. The anomaly may not cause symptoms, but sometimes leads to anterior knee pain.

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Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
BSc (Hons), MB BCh, MBA

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