Bilateral genu valgum

Case contributed by Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso
Diagnosis certain


Female 35 years old complaining of pain in both knees for several years. On examination: genu valgum deformity.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

Bilateral Mild to moderate decreased joint space of the medial component with degenerative changes.

Case Discussion

Genu valgum divides into two types:  

  • Physiologic, most common.
  • Pathologic:
  1. Old metaphyseal (shaft) fracture of the proximal tibia
  2. Multiple epiphyseal dysplasias
  3. Rickets

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