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March 1971

Genu Varum and Genu ValgumAnother Look

Author Affiliations

Miami, Fla
From the Variety Children's Hospital (Dr. Greenberg), the University of Miami School of Medicine (Drs. Greenberg and Swartz), and the Jackson Memorial Hospital (Dr. Swartz), Miami, Fla.

Am J Dis Child. 1971;121(3):219-221. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02100140085006

Eighty-eight patients with either physiological genu varum or genu valgum have been followed at the Florida Crippled Children's Clinic at Variety Children's Hospital. A critical assessment was conducted clinically and radiographically to evaluate their course. Approximately 32.5% of the patients seen with genu varum were found to undergo a transition to genu valgum. In this group, there were both treated and untreated patients. The peak incidence of genu varum was found to be between 1 and 2 years of age, while that of genu valgum was found to be between the ages of 3 and 4 years.