Definition of Genu varum

1. Noun. A leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee).

Definition of Genu varum

1. Noun. (medical) bowleg ¹

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Medical Definition of Genu varum

1. A deformity marked by medial angulation of the leg in relation to the thigh; an outward bowing of the legs. Synonym: bandy-leg, bowleg, bow-leg, tibia vara. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genu Varum

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
genu valgums
genu varum (current term)
genucubital position
genuine fake

Literary usage of Genu varum

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

1. Manual of Operative Surgery by John Fairbairn Binnie (1916)
"genu varum Typical genu varum is the result of external bowing of the femur and ... Usually in typical genu varum both the femur and tibia are badly curved. ..."

2. 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 ..."

3. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann (1912)
"genu varum This deformity is just opposite to genu valgum. In erect attitude ankles and heels arc in contact while the knees stand wide apart (bow- legs). ..."

4. Transactions by American Orthopaedic Association (1903)
"I do not know that I can add anything to the present accepted pathology of genu varum and genu valgum, but I may be able to demonstrate that there is ..."

5. Orthopedic Surgery for Nurses by John McWilliams Berry (1916)
"GENU VALGUM AND genu varum Genu Valgum and genu varum (Figs. ... 57. Genu valgum (knock-knee). Fie. 68. genu varum (bow-legs). ..."

6. A Hand-book on the Diseases of Children and Their Homeopathic Treatment by Charles Edmund Fisher (1895)
"GENU VALGUM AND genu varum. Genu Valgum—Treatment—Medication — Operative Measures — Germ Varum— Prognosis—Medication and Diet. Genu Valgum. ..."

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