A 41-year-old member asked:
is genu valgum the same as "knock-knees"?
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Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
I suppose: Genu simply knee and valgus is the deformity that means the lower part (toward the ankle) is jutting to the outside. I believe that this is the more scientific name for "knock-knees".
The opposite deformity, genu varum, would be when the knees are bowed to the outside and one has the proverbial "can't catch a pig in a ditch" problem.
Both problems lead to uneven loading of the knee.
Last updated Feb 10, 2017
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