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Genu valgum

Noam Shohat, Yossy Machluf, Rivka Farkash, Aharon S Finestone, Yoram Chaiter
BACKGROUND: Children and adolescents are commonly referred to an orthopedic surgeon to assess knee malalignment. OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of genu varum and valgum among adolescents, and to identify correlates of these conditions. METHODS: A medical database of 47,588 candidates for military service presenting to the northern recruitment center during an 11 year period was analyzed to identify clinical knee alignment. Based on the standing skin surface intercondylar distance (ICD) or intermalleolar distance (IMD), the prevalence rates of genu varum (ICD ≥ 3 cm) and genu valgum (IMD ≥ 4 cm) were calculated...
February 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
Nicholas J Goel, Laura L Meyers, Myrto Frangos
Pseudohypoparathyroidism type 1B (PHP1B) is characterized by renal tubular resistance to parathyroid hormone (PTH) leading to hyperphosphatemia, hypocalcemia, elevated PTH, and hyperparathyroid bone changes. PHP1B is an imprinting disorder that results from loss of methylation at the maternal GNAS gene, which suppresses transcription of the alpha subunit of the stimulatory G protein of the PTH receptor. Emerging evidence supports an association between assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and imprinting disorders; however, there is currently little evidence linking PHP1B and ART...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Tsung-Yu Lin, Chen-Yu Yang, Shih-Chia Liu
RATIONALE: The treatment of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) requires a multidisciplinary approach to maximize function and reduce fracture incidence. The aim of this case report was to discuss an alternative surgical approach to stabilize a corrective osteotomy using the Fassier Duval (FD) system in an OI patient. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 20-year-old OI woman presented with left thigh pain, gait disturbance, and bilateral genu valgus deformities. DIAGNOSES: Physical examination and standing radiographs revealed bilateral genu valgum with previous fixation implants in the femoral and the left tibia...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Orlando D Sabbag, Jarret M Woodmass, Isabella T Wu, Aaron J Krych, Michael J Stuart
A varus-producing distal femoral osteotomy (DFO) is an effective technique for the treatment of lateral patellar instability (LPI) in patients with concomitant moderate to severe valgus malalignment. Patellar maltracking and subluxation are corrected via neutralization of some of the laterally directed forces on the patella due to the valgus deformity. This can be accomplished with a distal femoral lateral opening-wedge or medial closing-wedge osteotomy and medial soft tissue stabilization. A medial closing-wedge osteotomy offers the advantages of immediate weight bearing and a single incision in cases requiring patellofemoral soft tissue stabilization...
December 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Caitlin Doherty, Lauren W Averill, Mary Theroux, William G Mackenzie, Christian Pizarro, Robert W Mason, Shunji Tomatsu
Morquio A syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis IVA, MPS IVA) is a lysosomal storage disease caused by a deficiency of N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfate sulfatase, resulting in systemic accumulation of the partially degraded glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), keratan sulfate and chondroitin-6-sulfate. The accumulation of these GAGs leads to distinguishing features as skeletal dysplasia with disproportionate dwarfism, short neck, kyphoscoliosis, pectus carinatum, tracheal obstruction, coxa valga, genu valgum, and joint laxity...
March 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
Philip L Wilson, Sheena R Black, Henry B Ellis, David A Podeszwa
BACKGROUND: Genu valgum, a risk factor for recurrent patellofemoral instability, can be addressed with a varus producing distal femoral osteotomy (DFO). The purpose of this study is to report 3-year clinical and radiographic outcomes on a series of skeletally mature adolescents with traumatic patellofemoral instability and genu valgum who underwent a varus producing DFO. METHODS: Consecutive patients (n=11) who underwent an isolated DFO for recurrent traumatic patellar instability over a 4-year study period (2009 to 2012) were reviewed...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Dominique Saragaglia, Adrien Bevand, Ramsay Refaie, Brice Rubens-Duval, Régis Pailhé
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to present the results of the KAPS® uni knee arthroplasty system, both mobile and fixed bearing with reference to function, alignment and complications in 103 implants with a mean follow-up of nine years. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 103 unicompartimental knee arthroplasties in 89 patients operated on between March 2005 and March 2010. The population was composed of 50 males and 39 females, with a mean age of 70...
December 17, 2017: International Orthopaedics
Silvina Cortese, Ana Mondello, Ricardo Galarza, Ana Biondi
The aims of this study were to estimate frequency and assess postural alterations as a risk factor for temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Patients aged 10 to 15years (N=243, mean age 12. 6) seeking comprehensive dental care were analyzed according to RDC/ TMD. For static postural assessment, photographs were taken and analyzed by a physiotherapist following Kendall's model. Patients were divided into: A: without TMD (n=133); B: with muscle disorders (n=61); C: with disk displacement (N=49). No difference in age wasobserved between groups (p=0...
August 2017: Acta Odontológica Latinoamericana: AOL
Samir Dwidmuthe, Mohit Sharma
Introduction: Synovial chondromatosis is the rare and benign metaplasia of the synovial membrane resulting in the formation of multiple intra-articular cartilaginous loose bodies. Synovial chondromatosis is known by several other names including articular chondrosis and synovial chondrosis. Case Report: An 18-year-old boy presented with complaints of difficulty in walking with growing deformity with restriction and painful movements of knee joints bilaterally. The patient gives a history of swelling which was initially there about 8 years back and was accompanied by fever...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Reza Abdi, Ramin Hajzargarbashi, Mohammad H Ebrahimzadeh
Background: Genu valgum usually originates from a deformity of distal femur that is often corrected by distal femoral varus osteotomy. The osteotomy includes both components of angulationcorrection and translation because the site of osteotomy is not commonly at the apex of deformity. Improvement of patellar tracking not only depends on valgus correction, but also it may be partially due to centralization of the trochlear groove under the femoral anatomical axis (FAA).We asked whether we could accurately correct the deformities based on our preoperative goals for the correction of the mechanical axis and centralization of the trochlear groove under the FAA by using a single bone cut...
September 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
Tomomi Kamada, Naohiko Mashima, Hiroshi Imai, Jun Takeba, Hiromasa Miura
Introduction: Ellis-van Creveld syndrome (EVC) is a very rare genetic disorder involving a severe, relentlessly progressive genu valgum deformity of the knee and it is usually difficult to correct all of the deformities by elevation of the depressed lateral tibial plateau alone. We are reporting one such case treated using two-step operative technique (first, gradual correction using Taylor spatial frame (TSF) and second, tibia elevation through intra-articular osteotomy). Case Report: We report a case of 10-year-old female with severe genu valgum in EVC using two-step operative technique...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Dirk Zajonz, Eckehard Schumann, Magdalena Wojan, Fabian B Kübler, Christoph Josten, Ulf Bühligen, Christoph E Heyde
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic genu valgum is a frequently diagnosed growth disorder in adolescence. Whenever the possibilities of conservative therapy have been exhausted, leg straightening by means of hemiepiphysiodesis has become the standard form of treatment. Because of their flexible screw-plate connection, eight-Plates have been reported in the literature to lead to lower complications regarding implant loosening and fracture compared to other implants. The aim of this retrospective survey was to analyse our own patient population who were treated for genu valgum by means of temporary hemiepiphysiodesis near the knee using eight-Plates to modulate growth...
November 15, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Z Q Liu, X B Chen, F Y Song, K Gao, M F Qiu, Y Qian, M Du
Objective: To investigate the clinical features and genetic characteristics of patients with ectonucleotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase 1 (ENPP1) gene variants. Method: The clinical data of a patient with ENPP1 homozygous variants from Capital Institute of Pediatrics was collected, the related literature was searched from China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang Data Knowledge Service Platform, National Center from Biotechnology Information and PubMed by using search term "ENPP1" , "hypophosphatemic rickets" ...
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
Asma Ben Cheikh, Mahmoud Ben Maitigue, Karim Masmoudi, Thabet Mouelhi, Nader Naouar, Yamen Grissa, Karim Bouattour, Walid Osman, Mohamed Laziz Ben Ayeche
Femoral varus osteotomy is a conservative treatment for external single-compartment gonarthrosis. This surgical procedure is little used and outcomes are little studied.This study aimed to assess the clinical and radiological results of femoral varising osteotomy in subjects with external femorotibial gonarthrosis associated with idiopathic genu valgum whose data were recorded over a period of 21 years (1992- 2013) in the Department of Orthopedics at Sahloul University Hospital, Sousse. The clinical evaluation of patients was performed using the IKS score (International Knee Society)...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
Marcelo José Cortez Bezerra, Igor Magalhães Barbosa, Thales Gonçalves DE Sousa, Larissa Meireles Fernandes, Diego Leonardo Menezes Maia, Lucas Meireles Holanda
OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiological profile, presented deformities, associated comorbidities, and impact on quality of life in patients with knee osteoarthritis. This study was conducted in a philanthropic hospital in Fortaleza from 2014 to 2015. METHODS: Data were collected from medical records, epidemiological forms, and by applying the Lequesne index questionnaire, which contains several questions related to pain, discomfort and functional limitation to assess the severity of symptoms...
September 2017: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
Jörg Dickschas, Felix Ferner, Christoph Lutter, Kolja Gelse, Jörg Harrer, Wolf Strecker
INTRODUCTION: Patellofemoral dysbalance may be caused by trochlear dysplasia, an elevated TTTG distance, femoral or tibial torsional deformities, patella alta, or a genu valgum. The surgical procedure for the treatment of a genu valgum is varisation osteotomy, usually in the femoral aspect. Several authors believe that a genu valgum is one cause of patellofemoral dysbalance, but studies about the outcome of the treatment with a varisation osteotomy are rare. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nineteen knees in 18 patients, aged on average 28 (16-52) years were investigated in a retrospective study...
October 27, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Nirmal R Gopinathan, Balaji Saibaba, Siva S Santhanam, Kevin Syam
We report a unique case of post-traumatic avascular necrosis of tibia in a 12-year-old boy following a Salter-Harris type II physeal injury of the proximal tibia. The diagnosis was made on the basis of classical radiological findings. The only clinical symptom was diffuse shin pain. The patient was managed conservatively. At our 2-year follow-up, there was clinical and radiological evidence of spontaneous resolution of avascular necrosis, but with sequelae. The child developed a limb-length discrepancy and genu valgum...
January 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
Maria Célia Cunha Ciaccia, Camila Nazareth Pinto, Fernanda da Costa Golfieri, Tales Ferreira Machado, Lívia Lopes Lozano, João Marcel Sanseverino Silva, Vera Esteves Vagnozzi Rullo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of genu valgum and associated factors in elementary school students. METHODS: Cross-sectional study, carried out in 2015, with 1,050 children and adolescents enrolled in an elementary school in Santos, Southeast Brazil. Misalignment of the knee was assessed by intermalleolar distance, considering ≥8 cm or <8 cm. Inter-examiners reliability was measured by Kappa coefficient, resulting in 0.94. Nutritional status was evaluated according to the World Health Organization 2006 references...
October 2017: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
Jatin Prakash, Tankeswar Boruah, Anil Mehtani, Suresh Chand, Hitesh Lal
PURPOSE: Medial close wedge Coventry type osteotomy is commonly performed procedure for adoloscent Genu valgum. However this osteotomy has some inherent problems, a wedge resection causes shortening of affected site. An additional plate for stabilization causes increase in soft tissue dissection and surgical time. A cheveron osteotomy is an alternative procedure, not requiring any internal fixation due to its inherent stability. We started this study with aim to analyze the results of Cheveron osteotomy, to see if the osteotomy was stable enough without implants, time required for healing of osteotomy, post-operative range of motion, limb length discrepancy and to evaluate any other complication...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
Edward Holloway, Paul Sutton, Robert Cooper
We present the case of a professional adolescent footballer who attended our clinic with ongoing instability symptoms and valgus knee deformity after conservative management of an medial collateral ligament injury. The patient was found to have sustained a contra-coup Salter Harris Type V injury to his lateral distal femur physis resulting in premature growth arrest and deformity. Salter Harris Type V injuries are rare, and often not diagnosed until growth has arrest has occurred due to lack of identifiable features on initial plain radiographs...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
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