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Tibial Varum

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Nicolalouise, May 13, 2011.

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  1. Nicolalouise

    Nicolalouise Welcome New Poster


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    Firstly I would just like to say "Hi" to you all. I suspect that I will be using this site quite frequently as I am an undergrad Podiatry student in my 1st year, so please excuse my lack of knowledge if I end up posting questions that may seem very basic :/

    However as I am revising currently for my exams next week, I am trying to familirise myself with Gait and gait abnormalities ...

    In my tutorial notes I have come across a deformity called Tibial Varum, however when I google these words - it comes up with Genu Varum, so I am wondering if the tow are the same?

    And could someone kindly expain to me in laymans terms what Tibial Varum is?

    Your help would be greatly appeciated.

    Many thanks

    Nicola :D
     
  2. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    Curved shins

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  3. Johnpod

    Johnpod Active Member

    Hi Nicola,

    The tibial varum is often accompanied by internal torsion of the tibiae (tibial torsion).

    Tibial torsion can be identified by:

    1. noting the patellae on the front of the legs (meaning that the femurs are not internally rotated)

    2. the lateral malleolus will precede the medial malleolus (contrary to normal development) demonstrating the axial twist in the tibiae

    The foot will be adducted and supinated, the gait intoeing

    Ian's picture demonstrates these features
     
  4. Nicolalouise

    Nicolalouise Welcome New Poster

    Hi John,

    Many thanks for your prompt reply to my post! I LOVE this site already! lol

    Your description has made it much clearer for me to understand Tibial Varum now ... Thanks so much!
     
  5. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    Not always.
     
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