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Radioulnar Synostosis Workup

  • Author: Raymond Wurapa, MD; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
 
Updated: May 19, 2016
 

Imaging Studies

Plain radiographic imaging in orthogonal (eg, posteroanterior [PA] and lateral) planes is recommended for the workup of patients with congenital or posttraumatic radioulnar synostosis. (See the images below.)

Radioulnar synostosis occurs as either congenital Radioulnar synostosis occurs as either congenital or posttraumatic condition.
Degree of fusion in radioulnar synostosis varies aDegree of fusion in radioulnar synostosis varies and may or may not involve radial head.
 
 
Contributor Information and Disclosures
Author

Raymond Wurapa, MD Consulting Surgeon in Orthopedics, Orthopedic ONE

Raymond Wurapa, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association for Hand Surgery, American Medical Association, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Ohio State Medical Association, Ohio Orthopaedic Society, Columbus Orthopaedic Society

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Specialty Editor Board

Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug Reference

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N Ake Nystrom, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center

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Chief Editor

Harris Gellman, MD Consulting Surgeon, Broward Hand Center; Voluntary Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery, Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Surgery, University of Miami, Leonard M Miller School of Medicine, Clinical Professor, Surgery, Nova Southeastern School of Medicine

Harris Gellman, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Arkansas Medical Society

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Additional Contributors

A Lee Osterman, MD Director of Hand Surgery Fellowship, Director, Philadelphia Hand Center; Director, Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Division of Hand Surgery, University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University

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Radioulnar synostosis occurs as either congenital or posttraumatic condition.
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