J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2011 Dec;46(6):533-538.

Successful Treatment of Failed Ulnar Osteotomy by Concurrent Radial Osteotomy in a Forearm Malunion

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. hsgong@snu.ac.kr

Abstract

We present a patient with malunion of the ulna and radius, who experienced 2 consecutive healing failures after osteotomy of the ulnar malunion only. The purpose of the surgery was for cosmetic reasons. Healing was fi nally obtained when a seemingly minimal malunion of the radius was corrected as well. This case suggests concurrent correction of both bone forearm malunion may be required to ensure satisfactory healing.

Keyword

malunion; osteotomy; forearm bone

MeSH Terms

Cosmetics
Dietary Sucrose
Forearm
Humans
Osteotomy
Radius
Ulna
Cosmetics
Dietary Sucrose
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