Minimally Invasive Derotational Osteotomy of the Forearm Bones in Congenital Radioulnar Synostosis in Children


Clinical experience of surgical treatment for radioulnar synostosis in 6 children is presented. In all cases forearm derotational osteotomy at the level of synostosis with pin fixation has been performed. The technique of the intervention, peculiarities of fixator placement and other nuances of the surgery that allow avoiding potential complications are described in details. Follow up period made up 1 year after surgery. Improvement of operated extremity function was achieved in all patients. Presented technique of surgical treatment is effective, comparatively safe and enables to improve spatial position of the forearm and hand in short terms.

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O. V Kozhevnikov

N.N. Priorov National Medical research center of traumatology and orthopaedics

Moscow, Russia

Svetlana E. Kralina

N.N. Priorov National Medical research center of traumatology and orthopaedics

Moscow, Russia
Cand. med. sci., senior scientific worker, department of children orthopaedics


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