Dysplasia Epiphysealis Hemimelica of the Carpus


Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica (Trevor’s disease) is a rare developmental disorder characterized by
unilateral, asymmetrical proliferation of epiphyseal cartilage. Cases involving the upper extremity are
unusual. Three cases, the largest series to date, involving dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica of the
carpus, are discussed here. Two of the patients had been treated previously at other institutions where
their disorders were not recognized. The purpose of this article is to present a clear description of
this disorder and its natural course. A treatment algorithm is also recommended. Needless workup,
treatment, and anxiety of the patient and family can be avoided by an early, accurate diagnosis. (Journal
of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 14(1):42–47, 2005)
Key words: carpus, dysplasia epihpysealis hemimelica, Trevor’s disease

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Timothy A. Beer, MD, Larry K. Chidgey, MD, and Thomas W. Wright, MD