Acquired Madelung-like deformity in a gymnast

J Hand Surg Am. 1988 Jan;13(1):19-21. doi: 10.1016/0363-5023(88)90192-x.

Abstract

High-level gymnastic training may cause clinical and radiographic changes in the wrist. A case is reported demonstrating bilateral closure of the ulnar side of the distal radius epiphyseal plate in a patient with a history of high-level gymnastic training. Cumulative microtrauma to the ulnar side of the distal radius epiphyseal plate may cause premature closure leading to a Madelung-like deformity.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Athletic Injuries / etiology*
  • Female
  • Growth Plate / diagnostic imaging
  • Gymnastics*
  • Humans
  • Radiography
  • Radius / diagnostic imaging
  • Radius / injuries
  • Salter-Harris Fractures
  • Wrist Injuries / diagnostic imaging
  • Wrist Injuries / etiology*