Radial Dysplasia

Also known as: Radial Dysplasia

What is Radial Dysplasia?

Radial dysplasia, present at birth, is a condition in which the radius bone in the forearm is underdeveloped or absent. As a result, the hand and wrist may bend toward the forearm.

What Causes Radial Dysplasia?

It is not known what causes radial dysplasia, though it is sometimes associated with other anomalies or syndromes.

Radial Dysplasia Treatment

Treatment may include splinting and stretching the arm in mild cases and may also involve surgery. The skilled team at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital’s Hand and Extremity Program can support the management of cases ranging from mild, to complex.

This page was last updated on: 1/19/2017 4:13:00 PM

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