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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Bow legs make the knees appear wide apart and the legs look like a circle, while knock knees is a condition which makes the knees appear to bend inward towards each other.
A DEGREE of knock knees is acceptable in toddlers and it will generally grow out as they become more used to walking.
In kids under 7 years of age, knock knees should be ignored unless the femorotibial angle is wider than 15 degrees or the legs are asymmetrical.
The court was told von Werra was taking a number of prescribed drugs for his ailments including sciatica, deep vein thrombosis, depression and knock knees.
QMY seven-year-old son has knock knees and refuses to wear shorts because he is self-conscious.
He was painfully shy, frequently liable to burst into tears, and he suffered from gastritis, knock knees and nervous twitches.