I am 62 female and also have the same problem in both elbows. I was not diagnosed until I was 5. The doctors kept telling my mother that she was mistaken, that nothing was wrong with my arms. My mother was pregnant with my little sister when they finally accepted she was not crazy and there really was something wrong. They told her it was an anomaly and not to worry about the child she was carrying. My sister was born with one arm affected. We were living in Ohio at the time and were told that this is a very rare condition. However, when we moved to Florida we were told by health professional this is a very common condition. I have only met one other person with this condition, my employers' son. He is planning to have it corrected when he reaches physical maturity. For me there was not any mention of fixing the problem when it was first diagnosed; I was told it couldn't be done. When I was 30 I went to a specialist who said he could fix it but I would not thank him. The muscles used to rotate my wrist had atrophied too much to work without extensive years of Physical Therapy. My mother who is now 88 has spent all her adult life thinking she did something wrong when she carried me and my sibling. I can now assure (again) and with back up that this is just a genetic anomaly that is not uncommon. My advice for those who are still you, get it fixed. This bone deformity may cause nerve damage as you get older.View Thread
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