Signs
 

Genu Varum (Bow Leg)

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Overview

    • Look For

    • Outward bowing of the legs. May be associated with a waddling gait or in-toeing. Look for deformities of the foot.
    • Causes of Genu Varum (Bow Leg)

    • Normal from birth to 2 years of age
    • Physiological bow-legging
    • Rickets - vitamin D deficiency
    • Achondroplasia
    • Blount’s disease (tibia vara)
    • Growth arrest - due to infection, fracture or tumour of the growth plate
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