Genu Varum & Genu Valgum

Genu Varums and Genu Valgums can be fixed in one surgery with the help of the Guichet Nail. The patients can walk the same day after the surgery. External Fixators are still commonly used but they require many surgeries. Very few surgeons perform this operation with nails (such as the Guichet Nail) as it is medically complex and thus requires a very specialized knowledge.

Dr. Guichet can perform the correction surgery on all bone deformity levels.

Do not hesitate to email Dr. Guichet with any questions, learn about previous patients and how we can help you correct your bone deformity.

A 16 year-old patient with a bone disease (meta-epiphyseal dysplasia) and a strong genu varum involving both femora and tibiae). Two surgeries could correct the entire deformity with small scars.

A 16 year-old patient with a bone disease (meta-epiphyseal dysplasia) and a strong genu varum involving both femora and tibiae. The deformity can be corrected by just two procedures and only leave small amounts of scarring).

A mild case of genu varum is not a major problem, and almost all footballers’ legs demonstrate this quality, as it optimizes a person’s centre of gravity when they run. Degenerative arthritis is more closely linked to a family history of the disease – through the quality of bone and cartilage – rather than the genu varum itself.

The axis of lower limbs varies as a person grows, developing from a large varum to a slight one, before normalizing to its adult state at around 6 years old.

16 year-old patient who combined a quadruple torsion syndrome with genu varum and genu recurvatum. Correction of all deformities solved her problem (pain at climbing up stairs and running).

16 year-old patient who combined a quadruple torsion syndrome with genu varum and genu recurvatum. This causes pain when running and climbing the stairs, which were corrected by this surgery.

Corrective surgery is performed to leave minimal scars, e.g. 6 mm for the lower femur section, in case of a correction of the femur.