valgus knee


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valgus knee

A medial alignment of the femur and tibia of less than 180°.
Synonym: bandy leg; bowleg; genu valgum; tibia valga See: valgus
See also: knee
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82 unit greater improvement in WOMAC pain scale scores when they wear a valgus knee brace, instead of a neutral brace, along with specialized footwear.
In a valgus knee, the force on the lateral compartment increases, and the force on the medial compartment decreases but proportionally less than for same angulation in the varus knee.
In addition, to our knowledge, there are no studies looking at the efficacy of unloader braces for the valgus knee.
The outcome for osteotomies for correction of the valgus knee is not as predictable as for the varus knee.
Supracondylar femoral varus osteotomy in the treatment of valgus knee deformity.
For patients with an initial grade of 3, the odds ratio for risk of progression was 10-fold for both varus and valgus knees.