GENU VARO PDF

The 2 major types of knee or femoral-tibial angular deformities are genu varum bowlegs and genu valgum knock-knees. Untreated, both can cause osteoarthritis of the knee in adulthood. Genu varum is common among toddlers and usually resolves spontaneously by age 18 months. If it persists or becomes more severe, Blount disease tibia vara should be suspected, and rickets and other metabolic bone diseases should also be ruled out.

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Genu varum GEE-noo VAY-rum is an exaggerated bending outward of the legs from the knees down that causes the knees to be spread apart when the feet and ankles are touching. Genu varum is a normal condition in children up to 18 months of age.

Because of the way their bodies are positioned in the uterus, almost all babies are born bowlegged. Once they begin to walk and their legs start to bear weight, their legs usually straighten out. Bow-leggedness beyond the age of 2 or bow-leggedness in one leg only can be a sign of a more serious condition , such as Blount disease which causes abnormal growth in the shinbone or rickets a bone growth problem caused by a lack of vitamin D or calcium in the diet.

In most cases, genu varum requires no treatment. If it is the result of Blount disease, treatment may involve leg braces or surgery to straighten the legs. Rickets is usually treated by adding vitamin D and calcium to the diet. Most of the time, genu varum is a perfectly normal condition that corrects itself by the time a child is about 2 or 3 years old.

All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts. Search KidsHealth library. A to Z: Genu Varum. Print Send to a Friend. More to Know Genu varum is a normal condition in children up to 18 months of age.

Keep in Mind Most of the time, genu varum is a perfectly normal condition that corrects itself by the time a child is about 2 or 3 years old.

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Genu varum GEE-noo VAY-rum is an exaggerated bending outward of the legs from the knees down that causes the knees to be spread apart when the feet and ankles are touching. Genu varum is a normal condition in children up to 18 months of age. Because of the way their bodies are positioned in the uterus, almost all babies are born bowlegged. Once they begin to walk and their legs start to bear weight, their legs usually straighten out. Bow-leggedness beyond the age of 2 or bow-leggedness in one leg only can be a sign of a more serious condition , such as Blount disease which causes abnormal growth in the shinbone or rickets a bone growth problem caused by a lack of vitamin D or calcium in the diet. In most cases, genu varum requires no treatment.

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This website translates English to other languages using an automated tool. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Almost all babies are born bow-legged. At birth, the soles of a baby's feet face each other with the tibia and femur curved outwards.

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