Proximal radio-ulnar synostosis with radial neck non-union in a case of undisplaced fracture of the radial

  • A. J. Shyam KumarEmail author
  • V. Parmar
  • W. M. Harper
Case Report


We report the case of a 70-year-old male who presented with persistent pain around the left elbow four months after sustaining an undisplaced fracture of the radial neck which was treated conservatively. Radiographs of the elbow revealed proximal-radio-ulnar synostosis with non-union of the radial neck. As far as we are aware, this is the only case of post-traumatic radio-ulnar synostosis with non-union reported in a case of undisplaced fracture of the radial neck in English literature.


Elbow Radio-ulnar synostosis Fracture of the neck of radius 

Synostose radio-cubitale proximale post-traumatique


Nous rapportons le cas d’un homme de 70 ans qui s’était présenté avec des douleurs persistantes du coude gauche évoluant depuis quatre mois dans le décours d’une fracture non déplacée du col du radius qui avait été traitée orthopédiquement. Les radiographies montraient une synostose radio-ulnaire proximale avec une pseudarthrose du col du radius. A notre connaissance, ceci est l’unique cas de synostose radio-ulnaire après fracture non déplacée du col radial décrite dans la littérature de langue anglaise.

Mots clés

coude synostose radio-ulnaire fracture du col radial 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Shyam Kumar
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • V. Parmar
    • 1
  • W. M. Harper
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics, Glenfield hospitalUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK
  2. 2.MacclesfieldUK

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