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A 28-year-old female asked:

My 7.5 year old walks like a very knock kneed duck is this normal? what kind of doctor should she see?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Start with his doc: Your local physician will know what area resources are available.This could be something local podiatrists work with or there may be a local orthopedic group that handles the cases.Your pcp can do some initial work that could speed up the referral and treatment process.
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Dr. Kudus Akinde
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Sort of/orthopedics: The condition is known as genu valgum and can be normal. It is usually a problem if walking, running or other activities becomes painful, if knees are swollen or if other joints are involved. A specialist such as a pediatric orthopedics specialist can guide in the care of this condition.
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Last updated May 10, 2014

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