Published: 2022-10-27

Case report of step cut osteotomy for cubitus varus: a superior surgical technique

Jeeno Jayan, Hany Hameed, Momin Bin Latheef


Lateral closing wedge osteotomy is a commonly described procedure for correcting cosmetically unacceptable post-traumatic cubitus varus deformity in children. We report a case of 12-year-old boy who underwent step cut osteotomy for cubitus varus deformity. Preoperative measurements of varus deformity followed by planning of osteotomy using a template was done. Intraoperatively the preplanned cuts were made using a posterior approach and then fixation was done using k wire. Patient recovered completely with correction of deformity. Step cut osteotomy has key advantages over traditional closing wedge osteotomy and hence can be used as an alternative surgical technique.



Step cut osteotomy, Cubitus varus, Lateral closing wege osteotomy, Deformity correction, Surgical technique

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