Rubber band syndrome (Dhaga Syndrome) is a very rare condition seen mostly among children in whom elastic bands worn around the wrist or forearm for religious or decorative purpose and its presence is overlooked by the parents. These forgotten bands slowly cuts through the skin and soft tissue underneath causing constriction and damage to the underlying structures. Circumferential constricting scar with discharging sinus is the cardinal feature. We report a case of rubber band syndrome in a 2 year old boy in which the constriction was severe enough to cause fracture of the distal radius and ulna.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine