Reverse V osteotomy of the distal humerus for the correction of cubitus varus

Y. H. Yun, S. J. Shin, Jungyu Moon

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We reviewed 22 children with cubitus varus who had been treated by a reverse V osteotomy and fixation by cross-pinning and wiring. The mean pre-operative humeral-elbow-wrist angle was -16.9° (-25° to +9°) and at the latest follow-up it was +7.3° (-2° to +14°). No child had a lateral prominence greater than 5 mm after correction. An excellent result was achieved in 20 children and a good result in two. We believe that this osteotomy has the advantages of better inherent stability, the avoidance of a prominent lateral condyle after correction and firm fixation allowing early movement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-531
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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