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Fused forearm bone – a rare case

Yesterday I operated on a very rare case – a congenital fused forearm bone just below the elbow in an 18-year-old athlete (pictured before surgery). People suffering from such a condition cannot rotate their forearm, which makes a number of everyday activities (working on the computer, manual labor, etc.) much more difficult.

The operation is very delicate because neither bone has its normal shape and it is not easy to find the boundary between the two bones (figure during the operation). After both bones have been separated from each other in the right place, they must be restored to the correct shape (figure after surgery). In the space created, I placed the adjacent muscle so that the bones would not fuse together again.

X-ray before
CT before
During the surgery
After the surgery

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