Genu varum and genu valgum in children

Instr Course Lect. 1994;43:151-9.


Genu varum and genu valgum are often normal developmental changes in knee alignment that occur in a young child. Measuring the child's height and understanding normal development is the key to determining which children need further evaluation for a possible skeletal or metabolic bone dysplasia.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Joint Deformities, Acquired / diagnosis*
  • Joint Deformities, Acquired / therapy*
  • Knee Joint* / diagnostic imaging
  • Knee Joint* / growth & development
  • Radiography