Indian Journal of Orthopaedics Surgery


Management of neglected genu valgum by limb reconstruction system


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Author Details: Farid Mohammed, Varun Aggarwal, Yasir Ali Khan, Amit Verma, Sudhir Kushwaha

Volume : 3

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2395-1362

Print ISSN : 2395-1354

Article First Page : 241

Article End Page : 244


Abstract

Introduction: Genu valgum or Knock-knees refers to the abnormal coronal alignment in which the leg is shifted away from the midline which is a common deformity in children. While most deformities are physiological and resolve spontaneously, some may extend beyond physiological limits. Majority of them are idiopathic where as others are due to traumatic, metabolic or other local and systemic diseases.
Materials and Method: The study was conducted at Department of Orthopedics of Era’s Lucknow Medical College from July 2014 to May 2016. It comprises of 6 patient of skeletally mature age in whom the epiphysis have been fused, with idiopathic neglected genu valgum having tibiofemoral angle >20 degrees which were treated by osteotomy and gradual distraction with Limb Reconstruction System (a type of External Fixator).
Aim: To study the management of neglected idiopathic genu valgum by Limb Reconstruction System.
Results: Limb Reconstruction System was found to be very effective procedure for gradual correction of genu valgum, which was easy to perform and involved lesser complications.

Keywords
: Genu valgum, Limb Reconstruction System, Osteotomy.