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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Rarely necessary: Knock-knees is also called genu valgus. Although this can be a contributing factor in some knee and other lower extremity conditions, it rarely requir ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Leland
31 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Do they hurt?: "knock knees" or genu valgum usually stems from your anatomic built which can only be changed with osteotomies (breaking and realigning bones), reserv ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Depends on age: If very young, sometimes leg braces will help. If older the only alternative would be surgery if you are haveing problems.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
32 years experience Podiatry
Usually foot support: If you have fatigue or pain, and you are already wearing appropriate shoes, foot supports (orthoses) can be helpful in reducing abnormal flattening of ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Medl physeal staple: In growing child must be elegantly timed close the medial physics of femur watch the lateral physics catch up knee straightens out.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Alignment issue: You cannot cure genu valgum with exercises. This is an alignment issue. Some people, however, have increasing genu valgum over time. This is typica ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gerson marius Kolbe
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
Cure for Genu Valgus: The short answer is: No, you can't treat knock knees (Genu Valgus) without surgery. The treatment for knock knees vary according to the age of the pat ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Genu valgum: Genu valgum is the medical term for knock knees. If it's bothering you, check out http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1259772-overview to get a sens ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
With surgery they --: Can be corrected. The arthritis causing it, could be cured with a total knee replacement surgery.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy Farmer
30 years experience General Surgery
Talk to orthopedics: You should really talk to your orthopedic surgeon about this. Find an Orthopod you trust, i would even get a second opinion if I was still uncomforta ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unfortunately not: Normal knee alignment spreads the forces of weightbearing evenly across both sides of the knee. Unfortunately, knock knees (aka valgus knees) and bowl ... Read More
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