Distal Humeral Osteotomy for Correction of Posttraumatic Cubitus Varus

Burrel C. Gaddy, Paul R. Manske, Donald L. Pruitt, Perry L. Schoenecker, Andrew M. Rouse

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Twelve patients with posttraumatic cubitus varus were treated by a laterally based closing wedge osteotomy of the distal humerus. Smooth crossed K-wires held the osteotomy. After a minimum follow-up of 2 years, a good or excellent result was obtained in 83% of patients as assessed by clinical and radiographic examination. All patients and families were satisfied with their cosmetic outcome. Correction of even severe cubitus varus deformities is obtained with this straightforward surgical technique. The overall complication and morbidity rate is acceptably low, which is important in a procedure performed primarily for cosmetic indications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-219
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994


  • Cubitus varus
  • Humeral osteotomy
  • Supracondylar fracture


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