Genu varum

Varus deformity marked by (outward) bowing at the knee / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Genu varum (also called bow-leggedness, bandiness, bandy-leg, and tibia vara) is a varus deformity marked by (outward) bowing at the knee, which means that the lower leg is angled inward (medially) in relation to the thigh's axis, giving the limb overall the appearance of an archer's bow. Usually medial angulation of both lower limb bones (femur and tibia) is involved.[1]

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Genu varum
Other namesBow-leggedness
X-Ray of the legs in a 2 year old child with rickets
SpecialtyMedical genetics