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Knock knee

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
See answer: Knock knees or genu valgum is a condition where the knees angle in and touch one another when the legs are straightened.
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Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Genu Valgum: Agree with dr. Joseph bouvier, and i might add that at age 30 genu valgum may indicate a normal variant. Valgus knees tend to have more problems in t ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
24 years experience Radiology
Knock knee: Genu valgum, commonly called knock-knee, is a condition where the knees angle in and touch one another when the legs are straightened.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Knees pointing in: Knock knee is a condition that is called genu valgum. The knees turn inward and sometime touch.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on problem: Knock knee is normal in many people. Therefore, it is only treated if it is painful and usually this is the case when the outside joint compartment ( ... Read More
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Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Possible osteotomy: To add to dr. Beuchel's answer, in some younger patients who do not have arthritis, and have meniscus deficiency, a varus producing femoral osteotomy ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes no problem: You have no problem with walking.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
15 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Cannot: May be able to unload joints using unloader braces. This will not permanantly correct the problem. Severe knock knees can lead to early arthritis. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Coles
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: You are done growing at that age so no nonsurgical treatments will change your bone and me alignment. The bigger question is are you having problems w ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: This depends on the cause...if you were born with knock knees typically surgery is not done to correct this, especially at this age. If arthritis is ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Abrutyn
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hip abductors/core: You should focus on hip abductor, core, quadriceps and hamstring strengthening. Yoga and pilates are excellent forms of low impact exercise that will ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Knee surgery: typically no, knock knees can most often be corrected with exercise or therapy
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Judy
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Easily over $15,000.: Assuming the correction is medically necessary much of the cost may be covered by insurance. Total cost will include: surgeon's fee, hospital/surgical ... Read More
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