J Wrist Surg 2019; 08(03): 175
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1688992
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Madelung's Deformity

Toshiyasu Nakamura
1   Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, International University of Health and Welfare, Tokyo, Japan
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Publication Date:
03 June 2019 (online)

The Madelung deformity indicates early closure of the medial and palmar site of the distal radius growth plate. This may come from congenital condition with the Vickers ligament, multiple osteochondroma (exostosis), or traumatic early closure of the epiphysis. The Leri–Weill syndrome can be associated with the Madelung deformity. The “Special Review” of this issue is “The Madelung Deformity of the Wrist—Current Concepts and Future Directions” by Babu et al, where they described etiology, clinical characteristics, and management of the deformity. They also mentioned about the future direction of the management emphasizing more on the three-dimensional (3D) approach such as 3D computed tomography (3DCT) for diagnosis and 3D printer model for the surgical treatment. Indeed, this is a true review of this rare deformity.

Interesting articles on wrist such as surgical treatment of distal radius fracture, scapholunate ligament injury, ulnocarpal impaction syndrome, chronic wrist pain; interesting case reports; unique technique for scapholunate ligament dissociation; and systematic review of complication of volar locking plate fixation for distal radius fractures are also included in this issue of Journal of Wrist Surgery.