[Treatment of post-traumatic epiphysiodesis of the radius with osteotomy of the 2, bones of the forearm]

Published online: Mar 27 1995

H Mestdagh, C Maynou, J M Delobelle, and P Forgeois.

Service d'Orthopédie-Traumatologie D, CHRU de Lille 1, France.


The authors report a case of posttraumatic closure of the distal radial epiphysis. Wrist pain, grip weakness and gross deformity warranted surgical correction of the discrepancy between radial and ulnar lengths. Simultaneous osteotomy of the radius and shortening of the ulna offer a less destructive alternative to both cosmetic and functional disorders at the wrist than the Kapandji-Sauvé procedure.