Plastic deformity of forearm bones in skeletally mature patients (case report)


Alireza Saeid 1 , * , Afshin Ziayi 2

1 Department of Orthopedics, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

2 Department of Surgery, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Saeid A, Ziayi A. Plastic deformity of forearm bones in skeletally mature patients (case report), Hormozgan Med J. 2004 ; 8(2):e90622.


Hormozgan Medical Journal: 8 (2); e90622
Published Online: June 09, 2004
Article Type: Case Report
Received: December 11, 2003
Accepted: June 09, 2004


Introduction: Plastic deformation of long bones can occur at any age, but is
several times more common in children than in adults. This situation in adults is
so rare that even a single case can be reported. The cause of the lower incidence
in adults is the larger mineral content of adult bones relative to water with smaller
haversian canals in comparison to children.
Case report: Here we report two cases of this very rare deformity of adult
forearm bones that occurred in Shahid Mohammadi hospital, Bandar Abbas,
during a two years period. Both of the patients, a 19 year old woman and a 22
year old man, referred to hospital after a fall on outstretched hand and in one of
them there was a fracture of one of the forearm bones.
Conclusion: Plastic deformity of adult forearm bones, although very rare, needs
complete correction of the deformity to prevent a subsequent loss of range of



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