Skip Navigation LinksHome > September/October 2005 - Volume 25 - Issue 5 > Rotational Osteotomy at the Diaphysis of the Radius in the T...
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics:
doi: 10.1097/
Selected Topics: Original Article

Rotational Osteotomy at the Diaphysis of the Radius in the Treatment of Congenital Radioulnar Synostosis

Fujimoto, Michiyo MD*; Kato, Hiroyuki MD, PhD†; Minami, Akio MD, PhD‡

Collapse Box


Four cases of congenital radioulnar synostosis in three patients were treated by rotational osteotomy of the distal radius. The diaphysis of the radius was osteotomized transversely, and then the forearm was supinated manually. Following surgery, the palm was immobilized in a fully supinated position by a long-arm cast. The average age at surgery was 4 years 5 months old (range 3 years 11 months to 4 years 11 months), and the average follow-up was 21 months (range 12-36 months). Bone union was obtained in all patients without any complications or correction loss. Functional improvements were achieved in all patients. This procedure is simple and safe in the treatment of congenital radioulnar synostosis.

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)
is a group of healthcare professionals, primarily pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, dedicated to advancing musculoskeletal care of children and adolescents. JPO is our official member journal. 
Like us on facebook and become a member today!


Article Tools


Article Level Metrics

Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.