Post-traumatic radioulnar synostosis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Control after left forearm fractures synthesis.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

Metallic plates and screws along the median radial and ulnar diaphysis. Transverse fracture lines are still present. Amorphic bridging heterotopic bone between the radius and ulna in a proximal and distal fracture points. 

Case Discussion

Radioulnar synostosis is a rare complication after trauma. Surgical management is typically required in cases like this one. 

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Case information

rID: 38097
Published: 5th Jul 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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