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Is forefoot varus or valgus more common?

The relationship between left or right extremities for forefoot or rearfoot deformities was not significant. The forefoot valgus deformity was the most common forefoot imbalance in this sample. Rearfoot varus was present in 97 (83.6%) of the feet surveyed.

What causes forefoot varus?

The most common causes of forefoot varus include: Present from birth (congenital) – bony block in the mid-tarsals (arch) of the foot. Acquired forefoot varus – bony block due to trauma or injury.

What is forefoot varus posting?

A forefoot varus post is an added wedge under the medial forefoot of the orthotic shell (Table 1). The thickness or apex of the post is under the medial side of the fore- foot. The forefoot varus post supports a compensatory rigid forefoot supinatus deformity.

What causes pes valgus?

While there are some rare causes of pes plano valgus in children and adolescents, and still other common causes in adults, the cause of pes plano valgus in the majority of children and adolescents is hereditary factors, such as bone and joint alignment, ligament laxity (hyperflexible joints), or a tight calf muscle.

What is forefoot valgus?

A constant structural eversion of the forefoot. This is a structural or positional deformity that is most common in the forefoot. This is an everted position of the forefoot relative to the rearfoot at the level of the midtarsal joint.

What is varus valgus?

Orthopedics. A varus deformity is an excessive inward angulation (medial angulation, that is, towards the body’s midline) of the distal segment of a bone or joint. The opposite of varus is called valgus. EX: Varus deformity results in a decreased Q angle of the knee joint.

What’s the difference between valgus and varus?

It is determined by the distal part being more medial or lateral than it should be. Whenever the distal part is more lateral, it is called valgus. Whenever the distal part is more medial, it is called varus.

What are the three types of varus conditions?


  • Hip: coxa vara — the angle between the head and the shaft of the femur is reduced, resulting in a limp.
  • Knee: genu varum (from Latin genu = knee) — the tibia is turned inward in relation to the femur, resulting in a bowlegged deformity.
  • Ankle: talipes varus (from Latin talus = ankle and pes = foot).

What is valgus and varus?

The terms valgus and varus refer to angulation (or bowing) within the shaft of a bone or at a joint in the coronal plane. It is determined by the distal part being more medial or lateral than it should be. Whenever the distal part is more lateral, it is called valgus.

Is Overpronation same as flat feet?

When the arch of the foot collapses excessively downward or inward, this is known as overpronation. Sometimes, people call this condition flat feet. The way a person’s foot strikes the ground can have significant effects on their body.

What is varus Valgus?

Is the rearfoot Varus the same as the forefoot?

Rearfoot Varus – This foot functions the same as Forefoot Varus when found with a Forefoot Varus. However, it functions like a Valgus foot when found with a Valgus Foot.

What’s the difference between a varus and a valgus?

Varus is the distal portion of the affectd limb (bone, etc) goes toward midline and valgus is the the affected limb goes away from midline. you can apply that concept to near every part of the body.

How does an intrinsic forefoot valgus post work?

A forefoot valgus post works by lifting the lateral column higher off of the ground than if there had been no post. An intrinsic post achieves this by a downward curvature at the distal end. (Jeff called this a radius). Imagine a flat piece of plastic.

What causes a knee to have a varus force?

The deformity is the resultant alignment of the limb. So if there is a lax/torn LCL, a varus force will enhance the varus of the knee. The resultant deformity after the injury is a varus knee because the check reign of the LCL isn’t there so it opens up on the lateral side creating a varus knee.