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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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 .
The outcome for osteotomies for correction of the valgus knee is not as predictable as for the varus knee.
They reported that 94% of normally aligned knees were acceptable versus 32% acceptable results in varus knees.
The double varus knee results from an injury to, or chronic stretching of the lateral structures; loss of lateral support leads to further medial translation of the weightbearing axis and an increased varus deformity; and