Definition of Genu valgum

1. Noun. An inward slant of the thigh.

Exact synonyms: Knock-knee, Tibia Valga
Group relationships: Leg
Generic synonyms: Disability, Disablement, Handicap, Impairment

Definition of Genu valgum

1. Noun. (medicine) The condition in which the knees are abnormally close together and the ankles far apart ¹

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Medical Definition of Genu valgum

1. A deformity marked by lateral angulation of the leg in relation to the thigh. Synonym: knock-knee, tibia valga. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genu Valgum

genu capsulae internae
genu corporis callosi
genu nervi facialis
genu of corpus callosum
genu of facial canal
genu of facial nerve
genu of internal capsule
genu recurvatum
genu valgum (current term)
genu valgums
genu varum
genucubital position

Literary usage of Genu valgum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1901)
"Mr. Keetley favours the ambulant mode of treating genu valgum in children. ... Cones from a case of genu valgum in an adult. otomy and no other operation. ..."

2. Pye's Surgical Handicraft: A Manual of Surgical Manipulations, Minor Surgery by Walter Pye (1893)
"Of genu valgum or Knock-Knee. Putting aside those cases in which some ... Splints for genu valgum. (The strapping or webbing is not sufficiently broad in ..."

3. A Treatise on Orthopaedic Surgery by Royal Whitman (1919)
"The Etiology of genu valgum, Genu Varum, and of Other Distortions of the Bones of the Lower Extremity.—The common predisposing cause of simple deformities ..."

4. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann (1912)
"Nature occasionally goes too far—an original varus deformity of the femur (bow-leg) may be compensated during further growth by a genu valgum, to be again ..."

5. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1879)
"In it two distinct methods of operating for the relief of genu-valgum were ... genu valgum may thus be divided into two kinds, the one in which the ..."

6. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1890)
"THE PATHOLOGY OF genu valgum, OR KNOCK-KNEE. ... essential feature of genu valgum is a deficiency in growth at the outer part of the lower epiphysial line ..."

7. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1891)
"Professor Humphrey states that he has taught for many years that the essential feature of genu valgum is a deficiency in growth at the outer part of the ..."

8. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1878)
"The treatment of genu-valgum by osteotomy has occupied much attention, and Dr. Ogston, of Aberdeen, is among those who have helped to throw most light upon ..."

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