Cubitus valgus

Cubitus valgus

Cubitus valgus is a medical deformity in which the elbows are turned in. 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 Noonan syndrome or Turner 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 opposite condition is cubitus varus ().

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