Curvature of the tibia outwards from its proximal to distal end. The condition is usually combined with a femoral varus and results in a knock-kneed appearance. Tibial valgus results in extra tensile stress being placed on the medial side of the knee and the lateral side of the ankle. However, this can be at least partly compensated for by strengthening the quadriceps muscles, which stabilize the knee, and strengthening the muscles which support the lateral side of the foot.
Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.