gunstock deformity


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Related to gunstock deformity: supracondylar fracture, cubitus valgus, cubitus varus

gun·stock de·for·mi·ty

a form of cubitus varus resulting from supracondylar or condylar fracture at the elbow in which the axis of the extended forearm is not continuous with that of the arm but is displaced toward midline.
A reversal of the arm’s carrying angle, resulting from
(1) Inadequate correction of the medial angulation of the distal fragment of a supracondylar fracture of the humerus or
(2) Stimulation of lateral condylar epiphyseal proliferation from the fracture itself—even when the fracture has not been displaced—resulting in a cosmetic, but not functional, deformity

gunstock deformity

Orthopedics A reversal of the arm's carrying angle, resulting from
1. Inadequate correction of the medial angulation of the distal fragment of a supracondylar fracture of the humerus or.
2. stimulation of the lateral condylar epiphysis from the fracture itself–even when the fracture has not been displaced.

gun·stock de·form·i·ty

(gŭn'stok dĕ-fōrm'i-tē)
A form of cubitus varus resulting from condylar fracture at the elbow in which the axis of the extended forearm is not continuous with that of the arm but is displaced toward midline.