Cubitus

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Cubitus

An ancient Roman unit of length approximately equivalent to 444 millimeters.
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[8] in a multicentric study studied 24 patients with 25 elbows with posterolateral instability and post fracture cubitus varus in 22 cases and congenital in 3.
Clinically, it was a case of left-sided cubitus varus deformity with internal rotation of left forearm with posteromedial subluxation and restricted movement of left elbow in a 9-year-old boy following closed reduction and percutaneous k wire fixation for medial condyle of humerus fracture more than 3 years ago.
Carrying angle in one patient of group I showed clearly demonstrable cubitus varus deformity in the form of negative carrying angle, whereas in group II there were 11 such patients.
KEY WORDS: Neglected epiphyseal injury; Cubitus varus; Diagnosis; Treatment
In our study, we had ten patients with cubitus varus deformity who were treated with lateral closing wedge osteotomy fixed with posterior plating between May 2015 and December 2015.
None had cubitus varus deformity at a minimum followup of 8 months.
Its management poses a number of problems like cubitus varus, nerve palsies and Volkmann's ischemic contracture.
Satisfactory reduction, good fixation and functional rehabilitation are key points for preventing cubitus varus deformity.
To restore the carrying angle, Baumann's angle within 3 to 5 degrees of that of normal side and normal olecranon fossa alignment in displaced fractures to prevent Cubitus varus deformity.
The incidence rates of malunion (cubitus varus) and compartment syndrome have both decreased.