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JUAREZ TREGARTHEN, Marcelo; FILIPPINI IRAZUN, Juan Pedro  and  PEREZ CARRERA, María Elena. Corrective osteotomies in sequelae of supracondylar elbow fractures in the pediatric population: systematized bibliographic review. Anfamed [online]. 2024, vol.11, n.1, e301.  Epub June 01, 2024. ISSN 2301-1254.

Cubitus varus is the most frequent sequelae in supracondylar humeral fractures in the pediatric population, the objective is to analyze the different types of osteotomies and fixation methods for the treatment of these injuries.

Materials and methods:

a bibliographic search was carried out using the Pubmed and OVID platform as a search engine, the keywords were Cubitus AND varus AND osteotomy.


13 articles were selected, 237 patients, follow-up of 30 months, age at the time of surgery was 8.78 years. The most used osteotomy technique was lateral closure. 35.4% were fixed with plates, 24.8% with external fixators and 33.3% fixation with kw/pins.


the osteotomy techniques currently used achieve angular correction. No significant differences were found between the results of the analyzed techniques. There is no implant that is superior to another when fixing distal humerus osteotomies. Each implant has advantages and disadvantages.

Keywords : cubitus varus; osteotomy; supracondylar fracture; elbow deformity; systematic review.

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