Revista Médica Electrónica
versão ISSN 1684-1824
GARCIA DOMINGUEZ, Juan de Dios. Genu valgum postraumático: presentación de un casoPostraumatic Genu valgum: presentation of a case. Rev. Med. Electrón. [online]. 2012, vol.34, n.2, pp. 241-248. ISSN 1684-1824.
We present the case of a 15-years-old, male adolescent with valgum deformity of the left knee as a complication of an apparently simple trauma without evident bone injury at the initial radiological study. The clinical and radiological data gathered in the patient record and also the applied surgical treatment, are exposed. We point out the possibility of the occurrence of the knee angular deformities due to traumatic injury of the epiphyseal growth plate long time after the initial trauma in spite of the infrequent that it can be, emphasizing how important is to take into account the possibility of this kind of complication, even in the case of a traumatism of apparent low intensity, and the importance of carrying out the surgical treatment according to the characteristics of each patient.
Palavras-chave : angular deformity of the knee; Genu valgum; traumatism; surgical treatment.