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Genu valgum, commonly called "knock-knee", is a condition in which the knees angle in and touch one another when the legs are straightened. [1]

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Anterior superior iliac spine

The anterior superior iliac spine (abbreviated: ASIS) is a bony projection of the iliac bone and an important landmark of surface anatomy.

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Calcium is a chemical element with symbol Ca and atomic number 20.

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Chondromalacia patellae

Chondromalacia patellae (also known as CMP) is inflammation of the underside of the patella and softening of the cartilage.

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Chronic condition

A chronic condition is a human health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects or a disease that comes with time.

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Congenital disorder

Congenital disorder, also known as congenital disease, birth defect or anomaly, is a condition existing at or before birth regardless of cause.

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Duke University

Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States.

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Feldenkrais Method

The Feldenkrais Method, often referred to simply as "Feldenkrais", is a somatic educational system designed by Moshé Feldenkrais (1904–1984).

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The femur (pl. femurs or femora), or thigh bone, is the most proximal (closest to the center of the body) bone of the leg in tetrapod vertebrates capable of walking or jumping, such as most land mammals, birds, many reptiles such as lizards, and amphibians such as frogs.

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Genu recurvatum

Genu recurvatum is a deformity in the knee joint, so that the knee bends backwards.

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Genu varum

Genu Varum (also called bow-leggedness, bandiness, bandy-leg, and tibia vara), is a physical deformity marked by (outward) bowing of the lower leg in relation to the thigh, giving the appearance of an archer's bow.

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Human leg

The human leg is the entire lower extremity or limb of the human body, including the foot, thigh and even the hip or gluteal region; however, the precise definition in human anatomy refers only to the section of the lower limb extending from the knee to the ankle (called "crus" in Latin or "sura" for the backpart).

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Injury is damage to the body.

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Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar Yoga, named after and developed by B. K. S. Iyengar, is a form of Hatha Yoga that has an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in the performance of posture (asana) and breath control (pranayama).

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The knee joint joins the thigh with the leg and consists of two articulations: one between the femur and tibia, and one between the femur and patella.

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Knee pain

Knee pain is a common complaint for many people.

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Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.

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Orthotics (Greek: Ορθός, ortho, "to straighten" or "align") is a specialty within the medical field concerned with the design, manufacture and application of orthoses.

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Osteoarthritis (OA) also known as degenerative arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or osteoarthrosis, is a type of joint disease that results from breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone.

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Physical medicine and rehabilitation

Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as physiatry or rehabilitation medicine, is a branch of medicine that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities.

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Rickets is defective mineralization or calcification of bones before epiphyseal closure in immature mammals due to deficiency or impaired metabolism of vitamin D, phosphorus or calcium, potentially leading to fractures and deformity.

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Schnyder crystalline corneal dystrophy

Schnyder crystalline corneal dystrophy (SCD) is a rare form of corneal dystrophy.

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Scurvy is a disease resulting from a deficiency of vitamin C. Scurvy often presents initially with fatigue, followed by formation of spots on the skin, spongy gums, and bleeding from the mucous membranes.

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Tuberosity of the tibia

The tuberosity of the tibia or tibial tuberosity or tibial tubercle is a large oblong elevation on the proximal, anterior aspect of the tibia, just below where the anterior surfaces of the lateral and medial tibial condyles end.

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Valgus deformity

In orthopedics, a valgus deformity is a condition in which a bone or joint is twisted outward from the center of the body.

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Varus deformity

In orthopedics, a varus deformity is a term for the inward angulation of the distal segment of a bone or joint.

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid, or simply ascorbate (the anion of ascorbic acid), is an essential nutrient for humans and certain other animal species.

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D refers to a group of fat-soluble secosteroids responsible for enhancing intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genu_valgum

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