Many candidates are asking regarding the consequences of excessive carrying angle of the elbow. Once you clear SSB interview, you need to go for medical examination in which you may get checked for carrying angle of the elbow. You might get temporary rejection if the carrying angle of your elbow exceeds the normal limit.
Let’s discuss more about what is carrying angle of the elbowand how does it affect your medical examination after SSB interview.
Why do we have carrying angle?
This angle allows your forearms to clear the hips when swinging your arms, such as during walking. It is also important when carrying objects.
Why normal carrying angle of the elbow is important
As said above, normal carrying angle of the elbow helps us to carry objects easily. In defence, we physical activities a lot, so having normal carrying elbow is must for defence services. Certain fractures of the elbow can increase the carrying angle of elbow, causing the arms to stick out too much from the body. This is called an excessive carrying angle. If the angle is decreased so that the arm points toward the body, it is called a “gunstock deformity.”