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In children and adolescent with valgus malalignment the loading is shifted to the lateral compartment. The aim of this study was to investigate the numerical linear relationship between knee joint moments and medial and lateral knee contact forces in children and adolescents with frontal plane malalignment and typically developed controls. In the 2nd half of stance a significant medium linear relationship was found between the knee adduction moment and the medial and lateral knee contact forces. These results lead to the assumption that the loading in the knee joint in children and adolescent should be analyzed by calculating knee contact forces rather than knee joint moments.