varus knee


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varus knee

A lateral alignment of the femur and tibia of greater than 195°.
Synonym: genu varum See: varus
See also: knee
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When performing a multivariate analysis only some of the variables reached statistical significance: days of practice per week, use of spike shoes, cavus arch and varus knee.
Assessment of conservative realignment therapies for the treatment of varus knee osteoarthritis: Biomechanics and joint pathophysiology.
Because the weightbearing axis of the lower extremity follows the mechanical axis, a varus knee will experience a shift in the joint compressive pressures towards the medial compartment, and the valgus knee will, similarly, experience a shift of the joint compressive pressures toward the lateral compartment.
Valgus-producing high tibial osteotomy (HTO) is designed to treat varus knee deformities (Fig.
The single varus knee includes injury to the cartilage and meniscus that allows the medial joint line to close down, shifting the mechanical axis medial;
Thus, valgus bracing is often used for varus knees in which osteoarthritis primarily involves the medial compartment.