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genu

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(anatomy)
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The most common skeletal deformities found were genu varum (38.1%) and genu vulgum (6.3%).
Genu varum (bow legs) and medial tibial torsion are normal in newborn and infants and maximal varus is present at 6 to 12 months of age.
Parents typically get concerned about bowlegs or knock-knees (genu varum or genu Valgum) when infants begin to stand and cruise.
Genu varum (bowing of the legs) is when the tibia is bent towards the midline of the patient in relation to the knee joint.
Overweight children are vulnerable to adverse health outcomes, including insulin resistance, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, depression, sleep apnea, asthma, steatohepatitis, genu varum, and slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
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.
Rarely genu recurvatum, genu varum, genu valgum, hypoplasia of cruciate ligaments, pectus excavatum, scoliosis, increased lumbar lordosis, spondylolisthesis, spondylosis, spina bifida, etc.
Knee pain is a problem that can be experienced due to many contributing factors, including: increased Q-angle, genu-valgum and genu varum, muscle tightening through the gastrocnemius, lliotibial band and VMOs, hyperextension of the knee and tibial rotation and torsion.