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1. (Anatomy) the elbow
2. (Units) the lower arm from elbow to fingertip
3. (Zoology) zoology obsolete the fourth leg joint in hexapods


(ˈkyu bɪ təs)

n., pl. -ti (-ˌtaɪ)
the forearm.
[1820–30; < New Latin, Latin, variant of cubitum cubit]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cubitus - hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadrupedcubitus - hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
musculus articularis cubiti - a small branch of the triceps that inserts into the capsule of the elbow joint
arm - a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
ginglymoid joint, ginglymus, hinge joint - a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane
crazy bone, funny bone - a point on the elbow where the ulnar nerve passes near the surface; a sharp tingling sensation results when the nerve is knocked against the bone; "the funny bone is not humerus"
2.cubitus - the arm from the elbow to the fingertips
limb - one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper


n. L. cubitus, cúbito, hueso interno del antebrazo.
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28%) had cubitus varus deformity in comparison with Andrew (1) et al, study of 52 patients, five patients had varus angulation of <10[degrees], 6 had 10-20[degrees] and two had varus deformity of >20[degrees].
Though problems regarding Volkmann's contracture are not reported at present owing to the tremendous improvement in orthopaedic care, cubitus varus deformity following this fracture remains a problem.
Significant difference was noted between groups in terms of cubitus varus (5% or 1 patient in group 1 and 15% or 3 patients in group 2; p = 0.
Complications such as non union, premature physeal closure, lateral condylar overgrowth, stiffness, cubitus valgus/varus, avascular necrosis and tardy ulnar nerve palsy may arise after surgical or conservative treatment.
GLI3, the homologue of the Drosophila cubitus interruptus gene, encodes a transcription factor that plays a crucial role in antero-posterior patterning of the limb bud.
1],[2],[3] Etiology varies from either static factors due to bony and soft-tissue disorders (including osteoarthritis, cubitus valgus, ganglion, tumor, facial strictures, or accessory muscle) or dynamic components, such as minor repetitive injury secondary to increasing pressure within the cubital canal during elbow flexion or subluxation of the ulnar nerve.
Various skeletal anomalies can be appreciated radiographically such as delayed bone growth and maturation, clinodactyl 5th finger and/or toe, fused carpals (usually the hamate and capitate), fused 5th and 6th metacarpals, defect on the lateral surface of the proximal part of the tibia (or knock-knees), cubitus valgus, and hypoplastic cubitus, most of which were found in our patient too.
Cubitus varus deformity is a common long-term complication of supracondylar fracture.
Vascular injury, neurologic injury, compartment syndrome, pin-track infections, and cubitus varus are among the most common complications (9,10).
Migration of the plate and screws or non-union with cubitus varus deformity (gunstock deformity) can occur when applied to inadequate osteosynthesis with one plate (Fig.
Abbreviation of veins: Cu Cubitus, MA Media anterior, MP Media posterior, R Radius, Sc Subcosta.
This is the most widely used classification as cubitus varus deformity is considered to be a poor prognostic factor.