valg- +

(Latin: bow-legged)

coxa valga
Alteration of the angle made by the axis of the femoral neck to the axis of the femoral shaft, so that the angle exceeds 135 degrees.

The femoral neck is in more of a straight-line relationship to the shaft of the femur.

cubitus valgus
Deviation of the extended forearm to the outer (radial) side of the axis of the limb.
genu valgum
1. An inward slant of the thigh.
2. A deformity marked by lateral angulation of the leg in relation to the thigh; knock-knee.
hallux valgus
1. Displacement of the big toe toward the other toes.
2. A displacement of the big toe away from the midline at the metatarsophalangeal joint.

When the joint is covered with an adventitious bursa, it is called a bunion.

talipes valgus
Permanent eversion of the foot, the inner side alone of the sole resting on the ground.

It is usually combined with a breaking down of the plantar arch.

tibia valga
A deformity marked by lateral angulation of the leg in relation to the thigh; knock-kneed.

A synonym of genu valgum.

Relating to valgus; knock-kneed; suffering from talipes valgus.
valgus (masculine.), valga (feminine), valgum (neuter)
1. Angled outward, bent or twisted outward, as in cubitus valgus, coxa valga, hallux valgus, and genu valgum.
2. A Latin adjective describing any joint in an extremity that is deformed, such that the more distal of the two bones forming a joint deviates away from the midline, as in knock-knee.

Valgus is a form of the adjective which is used only with masculine nouns [hallux valgus (s.), coxae valgae (pl.)]. With feminine nouns, the form valga is used [coxa valga (s.), coxae valgae (pl.)], and with neuter nouns, the form valgum [genu valgum (s.), genua valga (pl.)].