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what is knock knees

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.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on symptoms: If it's an adult, this is not pathological unless it is cause by arthritic wear down of the knee. In this case it is treated with knee replacement su ... Read More
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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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee position: Someone who is bow-legged has knees thy point away from each other. This can be due to an orthopaedic condition such as blount's disease or from arthr ... Read More
Dr. George Gantsoudes
17 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Knock knees/bow legs: Genu valgum (knock knees) occurs when the apex of the knees points toward the midline. Genu varum (bow legs) occurs when the apex of the knees points ... Read More
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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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Baldwin
15 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: If you are concerned, I would not hesitate to be seen. But it is not uncommon to see some degree of genu valgum "knock knees" that usually resolves b ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
38 years experience Pediatrics
Somewhat similar: Knock-kneed is when the knees are closer together, and the lower part of the leg may be angled away from the center line of the body. This may result ... Read More
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 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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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
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
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