Congenital radio-ulnar synostosis
Other Names for this Disease
- Radio-ulnar synostosis
- Radioulnar synostosis
- Radial-ulnar synostosis
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synostosis) of the radius and ulna (bones in the forearm) at birth. The condition is present in both arms (bilateral) in approximately 60% of cases. Signs and symptoms depend on the severity of the abnormality and whether it is bilateral; affected individuals often have limited rotational movement of the forearm. Pain is usually not present until the teenage years. It is due to abnormal fetal development of the forearm bones, but the underlying cause is not always known. It is sometimes a feature of certain chromosome abnormalities or genetic syndromes. Some cases appear to be inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. Treatment may be conservative or involve surgery depending on the severity of the abnormality and the range of movement.Congenital radio-ulnar synostosis is a rare condition in which there is an abnormal connection (
Last updated: 9/24/2012
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