A new technique for fusion of the wrist in children six years old and
older is described. An iliac graft is sandwiched in a coronal split in the
radius and carpal bones. Thirty-four children, most of them suffering
residual paralysis from poliomyelitis, were treated with this method. It
was successful in thirty-two patients, and these children had improved
function of the extremity. They were followed to maturity; shortening of
the forearm averaged 4.1 centimeters.