This operation allows easier use of the hands together. Compare the photographs of the children below. In the first two pictures (before surgery), the arm rotation position makes it difficult to use the hands. In the final picture (another child), one arm has been corrected and the other has not.
|Internally rotated arms in arthrogryposis. This is called reverse, pronated grasp.|
|Video game playing in child with arthrogryposis and internally rotated arm position.|
|After external rotation osteotomy on the child's right side and before surgery on the left. The wrist has also been corrected on the right (osteotomy) and the elbow released.|