carrying angle


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car·ry·ing an·gle

the angle made by the axes of the arm and the forearm, with the elbow in full extension. The carrying angle is typically greater in females than males.

carrying angle

the angle at which the humerus and radius articulate.

car·ry·ing an·gle

(kar'ē-ing ang'gĕl)
The angle between the humerus and ulna when the arm is in the standard anatomic position and at rest.

carrying angle

The angle in the sagittal plane made at the elbow by extending the long axis of the forearm and the upper arm. This obtuse angle is more pronounced in women than in men. Synonym: carrying angle of arm.
See also: angle
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In this study, difference in carrying angle of injured with uninjured elbow ranged from zero degree to nine degrees.
Good: Carrying angle loss 5 to 10[degrees] restriction of elbow motion 5-10[degrees].
Fair: Carrying angle loss 10 to 15[degrees] restriction of elbow motion 10-15[degrees].
COSMETIC FACTOR: FUNCTIONAL FACTOR: RESULT RATING CARRYING ANGLE MOTOIN LOSS(degrees) LOSS(degrees) SATISFATORY Excellent 0-5 0-5 Good 6-10 6-10 Fair 11-15 11-15 UNSATISFACTORY Poor >15 >15
In our study of 28 patients at the final follow up, 17patients (61%) had loss of carrying angle of 0-5[degrees], 7 patients (25%) had loss of carrying angle of 6-10[degrees], 2 patients (7%) had loss of carrying angle of 11-15[degrees] and 2 patients (7%) had >15[degrees] of loss of carrying angle In our study, 4 cases (14.
Fair: union with minimum displacement, limitation of terminal range of movements of not more than 25 degrees, alteration in carrying angle of up to 10 degrees, premature fusion of the physis, no avascular necrosis, mild local deformity, radiograph showing a step/gap of 2-5mm.