genu varum

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Related to Bowed legs: rickets, Blount's disease
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Noun1.genu varum - a leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee)genu varum - a leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee)
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
disability, disablement, handicap, impairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
Translations

ge·nu va·rum

n. rodilla vara, piernas arqueadas,
pop. zambo-a, curvatura anormal de las rodillas hacia afuera.

genu varum

n genu varo, piernas arqueadas (fam)
References in classic literature ?
Tarzan saw that the beast was of wondrous proportions, standing over seven feet upon his short, bowed legs.
Now, with his thick and somewhat bowed legs stretched in front of the blaze, his green jerkin thrown open, and a great quart pot held in his corded fist, he looked the picture of comfort and of good-fellowship.
Their primary charitable mission is to help children with treatable conditions like clubfoot, bowed legs, spinal deformities, untreated burns and cleft lip and palate,' said the sponsoring organization, the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO).
Hypochondroplasia is a skeletal dysplasia which is characterized by short stature, macrocephaly, brachydactyly, limited range of motion at the elbows, lumbar lordosis and bowed legs.
Cartoonists attacked Jews more scathingly and with more hostility than other groups not only by harping on a few Jewish bodily stereotypes such as having huge noses, pot bellies, and bowed legs but by showing Jews to be criminals, corrupt businessmen who set fires to collect insurance, who gloated over good business deals, and took advantage of bewildered customers.
The carved wooden frame is mirrored in the dainty little bedside cabinet with its pretty bowed legs.
1 Lack of vitamin D can lead to bone deformities such as rickets, a bone-softening disease which can cause bowed legs, traditionally associated with the Victorian era.
My grandad had bowed legs all his life because he had rickets as a child due to a poor diet.
Lehman said the facility would accept children with such conditions as clubfoot, bowed legs, cleft lip/palate, untreated burns, or hydrocephalus and other physical birth defects.
Other experts warn insufficient vitamin D in children can cause poor growth, cramps, impaired lung function and rickets, which affects bone development and can lead to bowed legs.
Therefore, the present investigation was carried out on lame puppies with bowed legs to ascertain their etiopathogenesis for adopting rational management.
The disease causes bones to weaken and can lead to deformities such as bowed legs.