Bayne and Klug wrote what is now a classic scientific article on radial longitudinal deficiency in 1987 Classic Article. This article described 4 types of radial longitudinal deficiency: Type 1- Short distal radiusType 2- Radius in miniature (short proximal and distal)Type 3- Absent distal radiusType 4- Absent entire radius More recently, we added a Type 5- […]
Congenital Radial Head Dislocations: Elbow or forearm problem?
I have previously blogged about congenital radial head dislocation at least several times Previous posts . However, like most upper extremity anomalies, not all patients with a congenital radial head dislocation present alike. Consider first that most of these dislocate so that the radial head moves in the posterior and lateral (outside) direction. A smaller number dislocate in […]
Radial Head Dislocation in Ulnar Deficiency
Ulnar longitudinal deficiency, or ulnar deficiency, is much less common than radial deficiency. And, it less commonly requires surgery. I have previously written about different aspects of surgery for ulnar deficiency hand surgery in ulnar deficiency . Additionally, I have previously written about different aspects of more severe ulnar deficiency severe ulnar deficiency There is a group of […]
Congenital Radial Head Dislocation
Congenital radial head dislocation is an unusual congenital anomaly of the elbow. It is undoubtably present at birth but is rarely discovered until children get a bit older. This is mainly because the limitations of radial head dislocation are not life- altering for most (including the motion limitations). X- rays are usually the best way […]