Madelung deformity

Case contributed by Dr Maxime St-Amant


Left post-traumatic wrist deformity.

Patient Data

Age: 17
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

This is a classic Madelung deformity with :

  • Elongated & dorsally subluxated ulna
  • Triangularization of the lunate
  • Absent sigmoid notch of the distal radius
  • Volar tilt of the distal radius
Modality: MRI

MRI shows a partial disruption of the TFCC with ulnar edema, frequently seen in these patient because of intermittent ulnar volar subluxation.

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Case Information

rID: 19059
Case created: 4th Aug 2012
Last edited: 16th Jun 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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