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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2017, Volume 3 Issue 3

Evaluation of the carrying angle of the elbow joint in children’s and adolescents and its correlation with various parameters

Author(s): Dr. Shiva Prakah SS, Dr. Amardeep G and Dr. Manjappa CN
Abstract: Background: The carrying angle is acute angle between median axis of the upper arm with fully extended and supinated forearm. It is important to know the carrying angles of both elbows in the evaluation of deformities around the joint which may guide the management protocol.
Method: This cross-sectional study was conducted on120 children’s in out-patient department at Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya (Karnataka), India.
Results: For the purpose of analysis two set of age groups were made. The groups were 5-12 years and 13-18 years. Carrying angle was more in females and on right side. Positive correlation was found between carrying angle with various parameters measured.
Conclusion: The result of the study could be useful in the management of elbow displacement, fractures and surgical planning for elbow reconstruction.
Pages: 996-999  |  1155 Views  36 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Shiva Prakah SS, Dr. Amardeep G and Dr. Manjappa CN. Evaluation of the carrying angle of the elbow joint in children’s and adolescents and its correlation with various parameters. International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences. 2017; 3(3): 996-999. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i3n.146
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences