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need info -BILATERAL GENU VALGUS

Postby bonio » Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:29 pm

:wink: hey guys,... need some info on ...

BILATERAL GENU VALGUS....????

my partners grand daughter has it and we need more info if poss>?? ne links to info would be welcome x

thanx guys xxxxxxx :wink: :wink:
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Postby Dr.Stein » Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:07 am

GENU VALGUM (Knock Knee)

Genu Valgum is an outward deviation of the legs at the knee. It is an acquired deformity. It can be unilateral or bilateral.

Injury or septic destruction of the lateral half of the lower femoral eqiphyseal plate, results in arrested growth of the lateral condyle of the femur. The continued growth of the medial condyle results in unilateral genu valgum. Bilateral genu valgum can result from continued growth of the medial condyle results in unilateral genu valgum. Bilateral genu valgum can result from conditions causing bone softening bone softening as in rickets, Osteomalacia and rheumatoid arthritis.

The degree of genu valgum is measured by the distance between the medial malleoli (Intermalleolar distance) at the ankle when the child stands or lies down with the knees touching each other. Genu valgum results in secondary flat foot. Excessive genu valgum often causes outward dislocation of the patella.

In mild cause of genu valgum in young children, where the intermalleolar distance is less than 5 cm, wearing of boots with the inner side of heel raised by 3/8 inch and elongated forward. (Robert Jones heel) corrects the deformity. When the deformity is moderate (the intermalleolar distance being 5 to 10 cm) correction is achieved by an orthosis consisting of boots with long outside bar up to the level of the greater trochanter and knee straps. Any active rickets should be controlled by vitamin D theraphy.

In case with severe deformity, a supracondylar osteotomy of the femur (Macewen's osteotomy) is done to correct the deformity.
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Postby bonio » Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:57 pm

thanx dude xxx very greatfull xx :D
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Postby Dr.Stein » Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:34 am

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