Normal elbow: Carrying angle

Case contributed by Dr Benoudina Samir

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Gender: Male
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Carrying angle

Case Discussion

The Carrying angle (also known as cubital angle) is formed between the humerus and the

forearm axes. It is used to diagnose and evaluate cubitus varus/valgus.

Its normal value is 5-15o away from the body or 165-175o towards it.

  • If it is inferior to 5º : Cubitus varus
  • And when it is superior to 15º: Cubitus valgus
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Case information

rID: 42315
Published: 15th Jan 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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