synostosis

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synostosis

[si‚nä′stō·səs]
(anatomy)
A type of synarthrosis in which the bones are continuous.
(medicine)
Union of originally separate bones into a single bone structure.
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Goubier, "Adult posttraumatic radioulnar synostosis," Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research, vol.
Katolik, "Use of tensor fascia lata interposition grafts for the treatment of posttraumatic radioulnar synostosis," Journal of Hand Surgery, vol.
We report 2 major complications, a delay of healing and a radioulnar synostosis that underwent secondary surgery.
Two cases had poor results--one associated with articular incongruity and one due to radioulnar synostosis.
The total complication rate was 35% with a 14% incidence of heterotopic ossification and a complete radioulnar synostosis in one patient.
The theoretical benefit of the one-incision approach is a reduced risk of radioulnar synostosis as the ulnar periosteum is not violated.
Without the dissection associated with a second dorsal incision, the risk of HO and radioulnar synostosis is reduced.
of cases Percentage Superficial infection 2 10 Posterior interosseous nerve injury 1 5 Radioulnar synostosis 1 5 Total 4 20 Table 5: Criteria for evaluation of Results Results Union Flexion / Extension Supination and at elbow joint pronation Excellent Present <10[degrees]loss <25% loss Satisfactory Present <20[degrees]loss <50% loss Unsatisfactory Present >20[degrees]loss >50% loss Failure Nonunion with/without loss of motion Table 6: Functional Results Results No.
12,13) Functional rotational range of motion has also been obtained following surgical resection of proximal radioulnar synostosis.
The radioulnar synostosis was not observed in any of the cases.