Madelung deformity.

  title={Madelung deformity.},
  author={Andrew C Ghatan and Douglas P. Hanel},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  volume={21 6},
Madelung deformity is a rare congenital anomaly of the wrist caused by asymmetric growth at the distal radial physis secondary to a partial ulnar-sided arrest. The deformity is characterized by ulnar and palmar curvature of the distal radius, positive ulnar variance, and proximal subsidence of the lunate. It more commonly occurs in females than males and typically affects both wrists. The deformity can occur in isolation or as part of a genetic syndrome. The pattern of inheritance varies, with… CONTINUE READING