Scientific article| Volume 36, ISSUE 4, P639-646, April 2011

Treatment of Plastic Deformation of the Forearm in Young Adults With Double-Level Osteotomies: Case Reports

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      Plastic deformation of the forearm is a rare injury in young adults that occurs when a slow bending or rotational force is applied to the arm, most commonly in the setting of an industrial workplace accident. There are currently no guidelines for treatment of the residual forearm deformity that often results in limitations of forearm supination and pronation. We present 2 cases demonstrating that deformity correction with single cortex, double-level osteotomies combined with rigid plate fixation and early range of motion exercise that results in good functional outcomes.

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