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Madelungs wrist and forearm in pediatrics

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
S Huguet, B Leheup, M Aslan, F Muller, G Dautel, P Journeau
INTRODUCTION: Madelung's deformity is a bone dysplasia that occurs predominantly in adolescent females, characterized by early epiphyseal growth arrest in the medial part of the distal radius. This leads to an upward and medial displacement of the radial joint surface, restricting range of motion. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine whether there was a link between clinical and radiological data in children with Madelung's deformity and to test the hypothesis of a relation between the deformity and a genetic mutation...
October 2014: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Andrew C Ghatan, Douglas P Hanel
Madelung deformity is a rare congenital anomaly of the wrist caused by asymmetric growth at the distal radial physis secondary to a partial ulnar-sided arrest. The deformity is characterized by ulnar and palmar curvature of the distal radius, positive ulnar variance, and proximal subsidence of the lunate. It more commonly occurs in females than males and typically affects both wrists. The deformity can occur in isolation or as part of a genetic syndrome. The pattern of inheritance varies, with some cases following a pseudoautosomal pattern and many others lacking a clear family history...
June 2013: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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