Valgus refers to a knock-knee position of the legs, ie when the knees are touching, the feet are apart.

valgus deformity
The condition is common in childhood, and the child may grow to have normal knees. In some individuals it may persist beyond childhood.

It is possible that only one limb is in valgus, eg with a problem in the one hip.

valgus deformity
knock knee
knock knees

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