OSTEOTOMY OF THE SYNOSTOSIS MASS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CONGENITAL RADIOULNAR SYNOSTOSIS

Citation
I. Khali et T. Vizkelety, OSTEOTOMY OF THE SYNOSTOSIS MASS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CONGENITAL RADIOULNAR SYNOSTOSIS, Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery, 113(1), 1993, pp. 20-22
Citations number
7
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Orthopedics,Surgery
ISSN journal
0936-8051
Volume
113
Issue
1
Year of publication
1993
Pages
20 - 22
Database
ISI
SICI code
0936-8051(1993)113:1<20:OOTSMF>2.0.ZU;2-#
Abstract
Our experience with the surgical treatment of radio-ulnar synostosis i n the period from 1985 to 1992 is reviewed. Operative procedures were performed in eight patients with radio-ulnar synostosis. In five patie nts bilateral, and in three patients unilateral, synostosis was presen t. The results were better in patients in whom synostosis mass osteoto my perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the forearm was performed . Usually, treatment attempts to achieve a neutral position for the fo rearm. This position is more suited to unilateral synostosis than to b ilateral synostosis. Vascular and/or neurological complications did no t arise during the operation or during the follow-up period. All patie nts were satisfied with the operative outcome.