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 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.
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.