The valgus ankle is a complex ankle deformity associated with angular separation of malposition of the ankle.
What are the origins of this condition?
- Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
- Deltoid ligament injury
- Fracture trauma
- Chronic overload
Normal Ankle Alignment
One needs to differentiate between ankle valgus (shown here) and hindfoot valgus. It is imperative to obtain a standing AP radiograph of the ankle when evaluating foot problems
Clinical presentation • In the standing position, the medial malleolus is unduly prominent, the heel and hindfoot are angled laterally, relative to the calf • A common finding is subfibular tenderness due to impingement. • There may be concomitant hindfoot deformity, more commonly planovalgus than cavovarus.