Surgical Treatment of Acute Elbow Flexion Contracture in Patients with Congenital Proximal Radioulnar Synostosis

Masuko, Tatsuya; Kato, Hiroyuki; Minami, Akio; Inoue, Masayuki; Hirayama, Takakazu
July 2004
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jul2004, Vol. 86-A Issue 7, p1528
Academic Journal
Case Study
Presents a case of a twelve-year-old boy who had been diagnosed with congenitial radioulnar synostosis at the age of nine months. Presentation of the patient with a flexion contracture of the left elbow; Limitation of joint range of motion after accidentally forcing the elbow into hyperflexion; Decision of the orthopedist to perform a surgical operation to treat acute elbow flexion contracture.


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