Short humerus due to premature growth plate fusion

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

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Right arm shorter than left.

No growth in humerus length is seen between radiographs taken at age 9 and 13 with the appearance of the proximal humerus consistent with premature fusion of the growth plate.  

Case Discussion

No growth in humerus length is seen between radiographs taken at age 9 and 13 with the appearance of the proximal humerus consistent with premature fusion of the growth plate.  This was thought to be a long term consequence of neonatal sepsis.  
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Case information

rID: 10516
Case created: 19th Aug 2010
Last edited: 26th Sep 2015
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