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Congenital pseudarthrosis of the forearm treated by free vascularized fibular graft: a report of three cases and a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10509284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital pseudarthrosis of the forearm is a rare condition; approximately 60 cases have been reported in the English literature. We report 3 patients treated by wide excision of the pseudarthrosis and free vascularized fibular grafting. The pseudarthrosis involved the radius in 1 patient and the ulna in 2. Neurofibromatosis was present in 2 patients. The technical problems encountered during the procedures included preservation of the distal epiphysis and attaining stable fixation of the fibular graft without damaging its vascular supply. A review of 15 previously reported patients treated by free vascularized fibular grafting showed that this procedure is excellent in the treatment of congenital pseudarthrosis of the forearm and that the result is consistently reproducible.
K Witoonchart; C Uerpairojkit; S Leechavengvongs; P Thuvasethakul
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0363-5023     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Am     Publication Date:  1999 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-27     Completed Date:  1999-10-27     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609631     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1045-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Orthopaedics, Lerdsin General Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Fibula / transplantation*
Pseudarthrosis / congenital*,  radiography
Radius Fractures / congenital*,  radiography
Ulna Fractures / congenital*,  radiography

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