CASE REPORT: Plastic Deformation of the Forearm in an Adult: Treatment with Multiple Osteotomies

Kelly Lefaivre
September 2007
Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research;Sep2007, Vol. 462 Issue 1, p234
Academic Journal
Plastic deformation of the forearm is a rare and frequently missed injury in adults that can result in significant loss of forearm rotation. We report on a skeletally mature 19-year-old man with traumatic plastic deformation of the radius and ulna resulting in complete loss of forearm pronation. The patient was treated with multiple-level osteotomies of the radius and ulna 7 months postinjury. The patient had full forearm pronation at 4 months followup.


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