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 (vâr′əs, văr′-)
An abnormal position of a bone of the leg or foot.

[From Latin vārus, crooked.]


(Pathology) pathol denoting a deformity in which the distal part of a limb is turned inwards towards the midline of the body
[C19: from Latin: bow-legged]


(ˈvɛər əs)

abnormal angulation of a bone or joint, with the angle pointing away from the midline.
[1790–1800; < Latin: bent]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.varus - a deformity in which part of a limb is turned inward to an abnormal degree
deformity, malformation, misshapenness - an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed
valgus - a deformity in which there is an abnormal displacement of part of a limb away from the midline of the body


n. L. varus, doblado o torcido hacia adentro.


adj varo, desviado hacia dentro (refiriéndose a una extremidad o parte de ella en relación con el eje del cuerpo)
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The West Nile Varus is usually spread through common mosquitos.
Preoperatively we had 3 knees with >20 degree of varus, 5 knees with 16-20 degree of varus, 10 knees with varus of 11-15 degree, 15 knees with 5-10 degree of varus, 12 knees with 0-4 degree of varus, 2 knees with 11-15 degree of valgus.
In physical examination, the knee range of motion was examined and valgus stress test for the presence of medial collateral ligament contracture was used to open the medial joint and to test the passive correctability of the varus deformity in the knee.
Thus, the normal anatomic alignment of the knee joint line is approximately 2[degrees] to 3[degrees] of varus relative to the tibia.
With respect to the femoral varus compared with the contralateral side, an average of 126.7[degrees] (118[degrees]-139[degrees]) collodiaphyseal angle in the fractured side was calculated (non-fractured side collodiaphyseal angle was 135.5[degrees]).
The author gives attention to the accounts of the defeat of Varus in the year AD 9, Tacitus's ethnography, and especially the abundant sources on the Goths, Huns, and Franks (143-147, 154).
This leads to equinus and varus deformity of the heel3.
Furthermore, longitudinal studies have shown that varus and valgus alignment were associated with incident and progression of medial and lateral knee OA (Felson et al., 2013; Sharma et al., 2010; Sharma et al., 2001).
The inclusion criteria were the current indications for Oxford medial UKA:[4],[7] isolated anteromedial OA producing pain, preserved full-thickness cartilage in the lateral compartment (joint space width >5 mm on valgus stress radiography), an intact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament (MCL), range of motion >90[degrees], and varus and flexion deformity <15[degrees].
Advantages of the piriformis start point include reduction of the incidence of varus malreduction and medial cortex injury with reaming [17].
The objective of this presentation is the report of 2 cases of childhood posttraumatic cubitus varus with subsequent posterolateral rotatory instability and their treatment with a minimum of 2 years of follow-up.