Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


9 year old, male child with deformity of the forearm, wrist, and elbow. Limited range of motion of these joints.

Patient Data

Age: 9
Gender: Male

Case Discussion

Mesomelia, as opposed to acromelia (distal) and rhizomelia (proximal), refers to skeletal dysplasia of the middle part of an extremity, in this case the forearm. There are several hereditary syndromes associated with mesomelic dysplasias, most of them also associated with general growth disturbances (dwarfism).

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Case information

rID: 13674
Case created: 5th May 2011
Last edited: 12th Oct 2015
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