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Madelung's deformity: quantitative radiographic comparison with normal wrists.
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PMID:  18694918     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Four measurements, ulnar tilt, lunate subsidence, lunate fossa angle and palmar carpal displacement, on wrist radiographs of 26 patients with Madelung's deformity and 48 normal subjects were compared. The range of measurements on wrists with Madelung's deformity was wider than on normal wrists, with severe deformities having very abnormal values. Some Madelung's patients had values that were within the normal range for each of the four measurements. Measurement of the lunate fossa angle demonstrated the least overlap between normal wrists and wrists of patients with Madelung's deformity with only two in the normal range. A lunate fossa angle over 29 degrees may help identify early Madelung's deformity.
H R McCarroll; M A James; W L Newmeyer; P R Manske
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-08-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery, European volume     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1753-1934     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-03     Completed Date:  2009-02-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101315820     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Eur Vol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  632-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Shriners Hospital for Children, Northern California, CA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Body Weights and Measures
Case-Control Studies
Hand Deformities, Congenital / pathology*,  radiography*
Lunate Bone / pathology,  radiography
Middle Aged
Range of Motion, Articular
Reproducibility of Results
Ulna / pathology,  radiography
Wrist Joint / pathology*,  radiography*
Young Adult

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