J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1977 Jun;12(2):201-205. 10.4055/jkoa.1977.12.2.201.

Supracondylar Osteotomy in Cubitus Varus and Cubitus Valgus


Cubitus varus and cubitus valgus is one of late complications of elbow fracture. Tardy ulnar nerve palsy often accompanies with cubitus valgus. The authors reviewed 40 supracondylar osteotomies (on cubitus varus 31, cubitus valgus 9) performed at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, during the period of 15 years, from 1962 till 1976. During long term follow up, correction of elbow deformity and its maintenance is possible even in growing child. So early operation is recommended for the prevention of neurologic compIication and elbow stiffness.

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