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Cubital Valgas and Cubitus Varus (Gun Stock Deformity) Print E-mail

Dr. Kennedy Cubitus valgus is a deformity of the elbow resulting in an increased carrying angle (so that, with the arm extended at the side and the palm facing forward, the forearm and hand are held at greater than 15 degrees away from the side of the body). Cubitus valgus can be due to a congenital malformation, as in Turner syndrome and Noonan syndrome, or be due to a fracture. (Cubitus is the Latin word for elbow and valgus means angled outward.) Cubitus varus is a deformity of the elbow resulting in a decreased carrying angle (so that, with the arm extended at the side and the palm facing forward, the forearm and hand are held at less than 5 degrees from the body. That is, there is deviation of the forearm toward the midline of the body. (varus means angled inward. Cubitus varus is also called the gun stock deformity.



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