Orthopedic Conditions

Flexion Deformity



Facts About Flexion Deformity

This is a diagnosis that can sound a great deal scarier than it may in fact be. For families considering the adoption of a child with this diagnosis, we provide the following definition of Flexion Deformity.

A flexion deformity of the knee is the inability to fully straighten the knee, also known as flexion contracture. Normal active range of motion (AROM) of the knee is 0° extension and 140° flexion. In people with a flexion deformity, AROM of one or both knees is reduced. It develops as a result of failure of knee flexors to lengthen in tandem with the bone, especially when there is inadequate physical therapy to provide active and passive mobilization of the affected joint.

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