A rare case of rubber band syndrome of wrist with distal radius and ulna fracture

Jayakrishnan K. Narayana Kurup, Hitesh H. Shah

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-62
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics
Volume20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2020

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Ulna Fractures
Radius Fractures
Rubber
Wrist
Constriction
Forearm
Cicatrix
Parents
Skin

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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A rare case of rubber band syndrome of wrist with distal radius and ulna fracture. / Narayana Kurup, Jayakrishnan K.; Shah, Hitesh H.

In: Journal of Orthopaedics, Vol. 20, 01.07.2020, p. 60-62.

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