Cubitus valgus

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Cubitus valgus
Cubitus varus and cubitus valgus.png
Cubitus varus versus cubitus valgus
Classification and external resources
Specialty medical genetics
ICD-10 M21.0, Q74.0
ICD-9-CM 736.01, 755.59
DiseasesDB 29423

Cubitus valgus is a medical 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.

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).

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  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 0-07-147257-6. 

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