Radioulnar Synostosis Workup

Updated: Aug 29, 2018
  • Author: Raymond Wurapa, MD; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Workup

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 a Degree of fusion in radioulnar synostosis varies and may or may not involve radial head.