Madelung dyschondrosteosis

Madelung dyschondrosteosis refers to a dysplasia associated with a Madelung deformity 1,2


It is a form of mesomelic dwarfism, especially if the condition is bilateral or there is a family history of short stature.


Radiographic features

Has radiographic features of a Madelung deformity as well as:

  • dysplastic proximal radius
  • short forearms
  • short tibia/fibula

History and etymology

It is named after Otto Wilhelm Madelung (1846-1926), a German surgeon. 

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Article information

rID: 8826
Tag: refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Madelung's dyschondro-osteosis
  • Madelung's dyschondrosteosis
  • Madelung dyschondro-osteosis

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