TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2020, Cilt 19, Sayı, 2     (Sayfalar: 207-215)

Overview of therapeutic approaches in deformities of the upper extremity

Yılmaz Tomak 1, Engin Eren Desteli 2

1 Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dalı, Samsun
2 T.C. Sağlık Bakanlığı, İstanbul İl Sağlık Müdürlüğü, İstanbul Üsküdar Devlet Hastanesi, Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Kliniği, İstanbul

DOI: 10.14292/totbid.dergisi.2020.26
Görüntüleme: 479
İndirme : 1038

Deformity in skeletal system is defined as the abnormal size or shape of the bone(s) secondary to angulation, shortening, or rotation problems. An individual with skeletal deformity may have functional and/or cosmetic defects and their severity depends on the severity of the deformity itself. While the literature shows sufficient number of textbooks, articles, and methods regarding deformities of lower extremities, knowledge and sources about that of upper extremities still remain scarce. Lower limb deformities may commonly involve problems of mobilization however deformities of upper extremities could have deep impact on individuals` lives as these parts of the body are also responsible for performing movements requiring fine skills. The degree of impact could vary by the deformity, from failing to find a job to suffering from nutrition and personal hygiene problems. Patients also commonly suffer cosmetic effects of these deformities, too. This review addresses overview of the treatment approaches for several common deformities of the bones and soft tissue contractures associated with the upper extremity.

Anahtar Kelimeler : upper extremity; deformity; humerus; forearm; wrist