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Radial Hemimelia

Radial Hemimelia: Introduction

Radial Hemimelia: A medical term for a birth defect where the arm bone (radius) is considerably shortened or absent - the severity of the defect is variable. The actual hand may or may not be affected. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Radial Hemimelia is available below.

Symptoms of Radial Hemimelia

  • Shortened arm
  • Deficient or absent radial bone
  • Bowed arm
  • Hand tends to drift to thumb side of wrist
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Treatments for Radial Hemimelia

  • Treatment goals involve obtaining the best possible limb length, alignment and function
  • Treatment options vary depending on the severity of the limb deficiency but may include:
  • Osteotomy to realign ulna bone
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Causes of Radial Hemimelia

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