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A 23-year-old male asked:

Can i fix knock knees without surgery at age 17?

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Dr. Robert Coles
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
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 with it? There is a variation of normal among people in unless you're having problems I would not worry about it. If you are having difficulty you should seek an orthopedic surgeon and a major surgery would be required to realign your legs. This is usually not necessary.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

How can knock knees be corrected without surgery?

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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
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. Surgical correction generally includes gradual correction with an external fixator. Acute correction can lead to nerve problems. In older adults with degenerative disease, knee arthroplasty is performed.
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Last updated May 24, 2014


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