Cubitus Varus-It's More Than Just a Crooked Arm!

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Abstract

Although cubitus varus has been regarded as a purely cosmetic problem in the pediatric population, symptomatic elbow instability, and ulnar neuropathy from the mechanical axis malalignment have been reported in adults. This overview discusses the biomechanical axis disruption that leads to soft tissue and morphologic bony alterations in the elbow and offers a compelling argument for corrective osteotomy to treat pediatric cubitus varus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S37-S41
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Keywords

  • cubitus varus
  • elbow
  • humerus
  • osteotomy
  • pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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