- See: Radiographs for Supracondylar Frx:
- Baumann's Angle:
- humeral capitellar angle: angle between long axis of humeral shaft & growth plate of lateral condyle, will reliably predict final carrying angle after reduction;
- normal is about 85-89 deg, but it is best to judge the carring angle as compared to the uninjured side;
- a deviation more than 5 deg compared to the opposite side should not be accepted;
- increases in Bauman's angle will occur w/ residual varus and internal rotation deformities;
Alteration of Baumann's angle by humeral position: implications for treatment of supracondylar humerus fractures.
Determination of medial epicondylar epiphyseal angle for supracondylar humeral fractures in children.
Does Using the Medial or Lateral Humeral Line Improve Reliability of Baumann Angle Measurement on Plain X-Ray? The Effect of Humeral Length Visualized on the X-Ray
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 1:30 pm