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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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Using classic knee arthroplasty technique, a medial exposure in both varus and valgus knees first involves the subperiosteal elevation of the capsule and deep MCL insertion on the proximal and medial tibia.
Restoring mechanical alignment and soft tissue balance in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for valgus knees depend on the origin of deformity and soft tissue status.[sup][1],[2],[3]
In a trial of randomized crossover design, 80 patients either wore a valgus knee brace (Oadjuster) plus customized neutral foot orthoses and motion-control shoes or a neutral knee brace (Montana) plus flat, non-supportive foot orthoses and flexible mid-sole shoes for 12 weeks.
Primary constrained condylar knee arthroplasty without stem extensions for the valgus knee. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2006;442:199-203.
(37.) Keblish PA: The lateral approach to the valgus knee. surgical technique and analysis of 53 cases with over two-year followup evaluation.
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) of the knee is one of the most commonly injured ligaments during sports, particularly those involving valgus knee loading such as soccer, ice hockey and skiing [1-3].
However, the biophysiologic studies also identified changes in gait, suggesting that valgus knee deformities could be exacerbated if patients with such conditions participated in yoga over a long period.
There was no significant difference between the incidence of moderate and severe (angle > 15[degrees]) varus and valgus knee deformity between the two cohorts, which were compared in the study.
Other biomechanical studies also suggested the valgus knee has an injury risk due to the torque applied to the knee joint (Hewett et al., 2005).
p analysis Days of practice 2,59 1,68-3,99 <.0005 per week A7 (with reference 5,49 1,71-17,64 .004 to other shoes) Cavus arch (with 5,52 2,12-14,33 <.0005 reference to normal arch) Flat arch (with 0,98 0,16-6,16 NS reference to normal arch) Varus knee (with 5,63 2,01-15,72 .001 reference to normal knee) Valgus knee (with 1,50 0,32-7,01 NS reference to normal knee) Table 6.