The closed wedge counter shift osteotomy for the correction of post-traumatic cubitus varus

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Abstract

A variety of osteotomies have been proposed to correct post-traumatic cubitus varus deformity. Each one of them has advantages and disadvantages or limitations. A new technique for correcting post-traumatic cubitus varus with closed wedge counter shift osteotomy of the distal humerus is described and the preliminary results in six cases are reported. Five patients showed excellent results and one patient showed good result. We believe that the described technique is an alternative to the other procedures for the treatment of post-traumatic cubitus varus with minimal internal rotation and hyperextension deformities. It has the advantages of being a simple, safe, inherently stable, technically sound procedure, and yields an excellent cosmetic outcome.

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