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Year : 1982  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-8

Open Wedge Osteotomy And Triceps Release In The Management Of Cubitus-Varus Deformity



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Hardas Singh Sandhu


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One hundred and sixty cases of cubitus varus deformity, between 20 to 55 degrees, were operated. The cause was malunited supracondylar fracture in 156, malunited fracture of lateralcondyle in 2, and Erb’s palsy in 2. The olecranon and the bulk of triceps tendon moved medially on flexion of elbow when posterior surface of the lower part of humerus could be palpated under the skin. The deformity was corrected by open wedge osteotomy from the medial side in the supracondylar region. The osteotomy gap was plugged with full thickness wedge shaped bone graft. Pos-operatively 73.3 per cent obtained normal carrying angle, 18.7 per cent had cubitus rectus, and in 10 per cent 5 to 20 degrees of cubitus varus persisted. No serious complication was encountered.


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