Last reviewed 01/2018

If genu valgum is severe and progressive then rickets or scurvy must be considered; in the UK, rickets is most commonly seen in immigrant Asian children.

In the older patient genu valgum may occur in association with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.

Genu valgum may present secondary to uncorrected fractures of the lateral tibial table and after a variety of paralytic neurological disorders.