Valgus Knee Deformity - Everything You Need To Know

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Educational animated video describes the condition known as valgus knee deformity. When the knee is not perfectly aligned from side to side, either a valgus or varus malalignment may occur. Valgus alignment causes the load bearing axis of the leg to shift towards the outside. Valgus knee or “knock knee” is commonly caused by arthritis of the knee and the feet are not touching. Severe valgus deformities place stress on the articular cartilage, bone, and ligaments of the knee joint which causes the progression of knee osteoarthritis. Valgus knee deformities have intrinsic complications.

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