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.
Here, he explains what is involved in a procedure known as an osteotomy: Sports experience Having "bandy knees'' or "knock knees" is a common complaint.
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.
It can be debilitating at times, but singer Anastacia, who suffers from the disease, is proof that sufferers can lead a normal life most of the time.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.
Born in B o l t o n , farmer 's daughter Sara left school with four A-levels then embarked on a modelling career - despite her selfconfessed "knock knees".