Nontraumatic Variations of Range of Motion and Carrying Angle of the Elbow
Remzi A OZERDEMOGLU, Huseyin YORGANCIGIL
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology Suleyman Demirel University Medical School Isparta, Turkey
Keywords: Elbow, Varus, valgus, Hiperextension, Limitation of Extension.
In this study, we aimed to investigate cases detected in a school screening, who have abnormal range of motion or carrying angles at the elbow without a history of previous trauma. Of the total 274 cases, 162 had an hiperextension of more than 15°, 73 had cubitus vlagus, 44 had limitation of extension and 17 cases had cubitus varus. Excessive hiperextension and cubitus valgus were more prevalent in girls, while limitation of extension was significantly more common in boys. Cubitus varus existed at the same ratios in both sexes. While cubitus varus and limitation of extension were bilateral in all cases, excessive hiperextension and cubitus valgus were bilateral in the majority (92% and 93%, respectively). Prevalence of these four variations remained the same with the growing age.