tibia vara


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tibia

 [tib´e-ah]
the inner and larger of the two bones of the lower leg; it articulates with the femur and head of the fibula above and with the talus below. See appendix 3-3 and see color plates.
Tibia. Anterior (A) and posterior (B) views of the right tibia. From Dorland's, 2000.
tibia val´ga a bowing of the leg in which the angulation is away from the midline of the body.
tibia va´ra medial angulation of the tibia in the metaphyseal region, due to a growth disturbance of the medial aspect of the proximal tibial epiphysis; there are both infantile and adolescent types. Called also Blount's disease.

ge·nu va·'rum

a deformity marked by medial angulation of the leg in relation to the thigh; an outward bowing of the legs.

tibia vara

(1) Genu varum, see there.
(2) Blount's disease, see there.

ge·nu va·rum

(jē'nyū vā'rŭm)
A deformity marked by medial angulation of the leg in relation to the thigh; an outward bowing of the lower limbs.
Synonym(s): bowleg, bow-leg, tibia vara.

tibia

the inner and larger bone of the hindlimb below the stifle; it articulates with the femur and head of the fibula above and with the talus below. See also Table 10.

rotated tibia
a disease of young turkeys characterized by rotation of the shaft of the tibiotarsus of one leg causing the metatarsus to point laterally and the bird to assume a spraddle leg posture. Up to 15% of a flock may be affected.
tibia valga
a bowing of the leg in which the angulation is away from the midline of the body.
tibia vara
a bowing of the leg in which the angulation is toward the midline of the body; bowleg.