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Genu valgum

Summary of Genu valgum
Genu valgum, commonly called "knock-knee", is a condition in which the knees angle in and touch one another when the legs are straightened. Individuals with severe valgus deformities are typically unable to touch their feet together while simultaneously straightening the legs. 




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Genu valgum

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USMLE® Step 1 style questions USMLE

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An 8-year-old boy comes to the clinic with his newly adoptive mother because of difficulty walking. The mother informs you that her son was adopted from a country with low resources and he has only been in the United Sates for 1 week. She believes he was not fed well before he was adopted. His temperature is 37.1°C (98.8°F), pulse is 90/min, respirations are 20/min, and blood pressure is 100/70 mm Hg. Physical examination shows a small appearing boy for his age with a protuberant abdomen and bleeding gums. Gait analysis shows his knees contact often and his lower legs extend laterally. A Q-angel measurement is taken. Which of the following is the most likely cause of his gait abnormality?