Tibia vara

Tibia vara (also known as genu varus and bow-leggedness) is a varus deformity with outward bowing at the knee and medial angulation (inward) of the lower leg in relation to the thigh's coronal axis.

The differential of bow-legging in children is long, with common causes including Blount disease and rickets. Somewhat confusingly tibia vara is also used as a synonym for Blount disease itself.

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rID: 56510
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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • genu varus
  • bow-leggedness
  • bowleggedness
  • bow-legged
  • bowlegged
  • bowleg
  • bandy leg
  • bandiness

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