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Year : 1988  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 169-171

Correction Of Cubitus Varus By Supracondylar Valgus-Rotation Osteotomy


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P. K Rai


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Twenty cases of cubitus varus following malunited supracondylar fracture with mean varus deviation of 30 degree were treated by closed wedge valgus-rotation supracondylar osteotomy. The osteotomy site was fixed with a staple to hold wedge closed and approximated and by a oblique ‘K’ wire holding the distal humeral fragment rotated externally. The osteotomy healed at an average of 4.5 weeks. The full range of movement at elbow was regained at an average period of 3 weeks. The result was excellent in 13, good in 4 and poor in 3 patients. No major complication was observed. The method was considered useful and advantageous as one could check per operatively the degree of correction achieved. Under or over correction of the deformity is also possible by this method.


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