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Congenital fusion of upper limb bones - various patterns. [OCOSH Code: D013580 33313004 Q74.0 BD_DBD_DO_RUSO]

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Radial-Ulnar Synostosis eMedicine Orthopedics


Synostosis, or osseous union, of any 2 adjacent bones can involve any part of the upper extremity. Synostosis between the radius and ulna can take 2 forms: congenital and posttraumatic. In 1793, Sandifort provided the initial description of congenital radial-ulnar (radioulnar) synostosis. This condition is caused by a failure of segmentation...

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