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Proximal radioulnar synostosis

Case contributed by Maulik S Patel
Diagnosis certain

Presentation

Restricted elbow movements.

Patient Data

Age: Child
x-ray

Bony fusion of proximal end of radius and ulna, in keeping with proximal radioulnar synostosis.

Case Discussion

Proximal radio-ulnar synostosis is a bony fusion at the proximal aspect of the radius and ulna. The proximal 1/3 rd is considered the commonest site. It is often congenital but can rarely result from a post-traumatic situation.

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