genu valgum


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genu valgum

[′ge·nü ′val·gəm]
(medicine)
Inward or medial curving of the knee; knock-knee.
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These again include an increased Q angle (increased femoral anteversion, genu valgum, tibia vara isolated to the proximal tibia, or external tibial torsion), MPFL insufficiency, patella alta, or patellofemoral dysplasia.
If you see patients with genu valgum frequently it is a good idea to give the parents a hand-out to study at home.
The patient was also noted to have genu varum on the right and genu valgum on the left, along with a prominent lumbar lordosis and a mild dextroscoliosis of the thoracic spine.
The adolescent with genu valgum and very mobile joints who has symptoms as a child or adolescent will oftentimes outgrow the symptoms but not the anatomy.