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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The lower limbs may show genu valgus, varus or a windswept deformity.
The alignment of a child's leg changes during normal growth from genu varus up to 18 months to genu valgus up to 7 years of age.
There are multiple alignment problems that can contribute to this including rotation of your femur, genu valgus or knock-knees, leg length discrepancy (either functional, when running on the same side of a cambered surface, or actual), excessive curvature of your back (lordosis), hip flexor tightness, hamstrings tightness, weak quadriceps, imbalance between hamstrings and quadriceps, or other biomechanical problems.