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Adolescent Idiopathic Genu Valgum M21.069 755.64


synonyms: genu valgum, knock-knee

Genu Valgum ICD-10


 Genu Valgum ICD-9

  • 755.64 Congenital deformity of knee genu valgum, genu varum, absence of patella, rudimentary patella
  • 736.41 Genu Valgum (acquired)

Genu Valgum Natural History, Etiology

  • adolescent idiopathic genu valgum is unlikely to spontaneously improve
  • leads to degenerative problems of the anterior & lateral compartments of the knee.

Genu Valgum Clinical Evaluation

  • may cause anterior knee pain, PF instability, circumduction gait, & difficulty running.

Genu Valgum Treatment

  • Proximal medial tibial epiphyseal stapling allows correction of the deformity & is more predictable than proximal medial tibial hemiepiphyseodesis in correcting a deformity.

Genu Valgum Associated Conditions

  • Idiopathic genu valgus
  • Skeletal dysplasia
  • Metabolic bone disease
  • Renal disease

Genu Valgum References

  • Stevens PM, Maguire M, Dales MD, Robins AJ: Physeal stapling for idiopathic genu valgum. JPO 1999; 19:645-649.
  • White GR, Mencio GA: Genu valgum in children: Diagnosis and therapeutic alternatives. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 1995;3:275-283


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