[Post-traumatic cubitus varus in children (apropos of 8 cases in African children)]

Published online: Jun 27 1992

L Ribault.

Service d'Orthopédie infantile, Hôpital Principal Dakar, Sénégal.


The author describes his experience after treatment of 8 cases of cubitus varus secondary to displaced supracondylar fractures of the humerus in African children. Measurement of the Baumann angle is necessary for the assessment of cubitus varus. The median angle is 24 degrees with a range of 10 degrees to 45 degrees. Indications were dictated by functional problems, discomfort, and esthetic considerations. The surgical treatment consisted in a supracondylar osteotomy of the humerus for correction of cubitus varus.