Cubitus valgus

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Cubitus valgus
Cubitus varus versus cubitus valgus

Cubitus valgus is a deformity in which the forearm is angled away from the body to a greater degree than normal when fully extended. A small degree of cubitus valgus (known as the carrying angle) is acceptable and occurs in the general population.[citation needed] When present at birth, it can be an indication of Turner syndrome[1] or Noonan syndrome. It can also be acquired through fracture or other trauma. The physiological cubitus valgus varies from 3° to 29°. Women usually have a more pronounced Cubitus valgus than men. The deformity can also occur as a complication of fracture of the lateral condyle of the humerus, which may lead to tardy/delayed ulnar nerve palsy.The opposite condition is cubitus varus (736.02).

Photograph showing cubitus valgus deformity

See also


  1. Chapter on Amenorrhea in: Bradshaw, Karen D.; Schorge, John O.; Schaffer, Joseph; Lisa M. Halvorson; Hoffman, Barbara G. (2008). Williams' Gynecology. McGraw-Hill Professional. ISBN 978-0-07-147257-9.

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