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Surgical Treatment of Posttraumatic Radioulnar Synostosis in Children

Aner, Alan M.D.*; Singer, Menachem M.D.*; Feldbrin, Zeev M.D.*; Rzetelny, Valentin M.D.*; Bar-On, Elhanan M.D.


The authors describe two children who underwent surgical treatment of radioulnar synostosis. One case involved simple excision; the other, excision and interposition of Gore-Tex vascular graft material. In a review of the literature, no other report of the latter type of surgical treatment was found. A discussion of the literature concerning this rare complication in children and the current surgical treatment options are included.

Study conducted at Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel

From the *Pediatric Orthopaedic Unit, Orthopaedic Department, Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel; and the †Orthopaedic Unit, Sneider Pediatric Hospital, Petah Tikva, Israel, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Menachem Singer, M.D., Orthopaedic Department, Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, P.O.B. 5, Holon 58100, Israel (e-mail: m7671866@BEZEQINT.NET).

None of the authors received financial support for this study.

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.