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Distal humeral epiphyseal separation


Stegmeier, S; Aufdenblatten, C; Arlettaz Mieth, R; Natalucci, G (2019). Distal humeral epiphyseal separation. Cheseau-sur-Lausanne: Swiss Society of Neonatolgy.

Abstract

Distal humeral epiphyseal separation is a rare orthopedic condition of the newborn (incidence 1:35'000) that requires immediate surgical correction. Untreated, the condition can lead to elbow cubitus varus deformity or dysfunction (1, 2). Diagnosis is challenging as the condition can be easily overlooked or misinterpreted as a brachial plexus palsy or an elbow dislocation.
We present the case of a newborn patient whom we treated in multidisciplinary collaboration with our colleagues at the Department of Pediatric Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery and Radiology at the University Children’s Hospital of Zurich.

Abstract

Distal humeral epiphyseal separation is a rare orthopedic condition of the newborn (incidence 1:35'000) that requires immediate surgical correction. Untreated, the condition can lead to elbow cubitus varus deformity or dysfunction (1, 2). Diagnosis is challenging as the condition can be easily overlooked or misinterpreted as a brachial plexus palsy or an elbow dislocation.
We present the case of a newborn patient whom we treated in multidisciplinary collaboration with our colleagues at the Department of Pediatric Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery and Radiology at the University Children’s Hospital of Zurich.

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Item Type:Scientific Publication in Electronic Form
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neonatology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:May 2019
Deposited On:17 May 2019 13:07
Last Modified:25 Sep 2019 00:34
Publisher:Swiss Society of Neonatolgy
Series Name:Case Reports
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:https://www.neonet.ch/en/case-month/archive/

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