Case report: Radial overgrowth and deformity after metaphyseal fracture fixation in a child

Amy A. Williams, Robert M Szabo

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Abstract

Pediatric fractures sometimes are complicated by growth disturbances. Most reported growth disturbances are in the lower extremity and can entail growth arrest or overgrowth. We report a case of overgrowth and angular deformity after an extraphyseal distal radius fracture that resulted in clinically significant pain and functional impairment because of palmar instability of the distal ulna. A dome osteotomy was successful in treating the patient's wrist pain, distal radioulnar instability, and multiplanar deformity of the distal radius.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)258-262
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Issue number435
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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