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Congenital unilateral pseudarthrosis of the olecranon


Ramseier, L E; Exner, G U (2008). Congenital unilateral pseudarthrosis of the olecranon. Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, 74(3):405-409.

Abstract

Congenital pseudarthrosis of the olecranon is a rare condition. Three isolated cases with bilateral presentation, different treatment modalities and variable outcome were reported in the orthopaedic literature. In this presented case a pseudarthrosis of the right olecranon in a 13-year-old boy was treated by pseudarthrosis resection, bone graft interposition and tension band osteosynthesis. Hardware removal was performed nine months after the initial procedure. At 6-year follow-up at the end of growth, the patient has no pain and a free range of motion of his dominant right elbow. This (to our knowledge) first case of unilateral pseudarthrosis of the olecranon had an excellent clinical result with stable fixation and support of bone healing by a bone graft interposition.

Congenital pseudarthrosis of the olecranon is a rare condition. Three isolated cases with bilateral presentation, different treatment modalities and variable outcome were reported in the orthopaedic literature. In this presented case a pseudarthrosis of the right olecranon in a 13-year-old boy was treated by pseudarthrosis resection, bone graft interposition and tension band osteosynthesis. Hardware removal was performed nine months after the initial procedure. At 6-year follow-up at the end of growth, the patient has no pain and a free range of motion of his dominant right elbow. This (to our knowledge) first case of unilateral pseudarthrosis of the olecranon had an excellent clinical result with stable fixation and support of bone healing by a bone graft interposition.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Balgrist University Hospital, Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Center
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:June 2008
Deposited On:31 Oct 2008 12:21
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:30
Publisher:Acta Medica Belgica
ISSN:0001-6462
Official URL:http://www.actaorthopaedica.be/acta/article.asp?lang=en&navid=243&id=14414&mod=acta
PubMed ID:18686470
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-4434

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