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Knock knees

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
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
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
No real benefit.: No real benefit. The condition may lead to pain, arthritis, and gait abnormality.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 15 years experience
Usually nothing: However it depends on severity. Severe knock knees can lead to early arthritis due to overload of one side of the joint. It may be treated in these ca... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Usually nothing: For knock knees usually nothing needs to be done as often times it corrects with time. In severe cases with minimal or no improvement, surgery may be... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 30 years experience
Knock knee: or genu Valgum can be treated with exercises and PT, if it needs to be treated at all. Sometimes its familial and requires no treatment
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
With surgery they --: Can be corrected. The arthritis causing it, could be cured with a total knee replacement surgery.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Surgery: Surgery will correct knock knees but is not needed very often. Depends upon symptoms and previous failed treatment. See your orthopedist for an eval... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Depending on the sy-: mptoms and findings on examination as well as the XRs of the knees, Your surgeon will be discussing the types of surgery he thinks U would benefit fro... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Miller
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Find the cause: At 45, you need to find the cause. If it's from collapsed arches, then orthotics may help. If it'f from arthritis, then potentially knee replacement... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zygmunt
Podiatry 40 years experience
Knock knees: Stand erect and bring your legs together, your knees and ankles should touch. If your knees touch but there is space between your ankles you have a fo... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Only surgery: Only surgery can straighten knock knees but is rarely needed. Depends upon symptoms, treatment failure, etc. I rec eval from ortho doc.

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