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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Here a case of a 14 years old girl is reported, presenting with genu valgum and thoracic deformities.
PERSISTENT EXAGGERATED GENU VALGUM IN THE OLDER CHILD AND ADOLESCENT
She had a history of genu valgum, which was noticed at 13 months of age.
A Knock-knees, or Genu Valgum, is where the ankles don't touch when the knees are together.
Genu valgum (knock knees) is when the tibia is bent away from the midline of the patient in relation to the knee joint.
Co-morbidities due to early type 2 diabetes such as heart disease, early kidney disease, stoke, hypertension, skeletal deformities genu valgum, stress fractures, Charcot arthropathy, increase incidence of cancer, staetohepatitis (fatty liver), and others will result in a society of young disabled individuals.
Knock-knees - or genu valgum to use the medical term - are rarely anything to worry about.
Foot orthoses can decrease pain associated with patellar-femoral pain syndrome (addressing genu valgum and hyperpronation) and low back pain.
She had a past history of bowing of legs at the age of 11 years for which she underwent a genu valgum corrective surgery.
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.
Known properly as genu valgum, this extremely common condition is often a concern to parents.