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What does it mean to have knocked knees?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Knocked Knees: It is a condition in which knees angle in and touch each other when the legsare straightened and there is inability to touch the feet together.The condition is called genu valgum.Mild cases in children correct by itself and otherwise there is no cure except in severe cases surgery called osteostomy can correct it, it is only cosmetic and may affect athletic activities in future and is controversial.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Knees pointing in: Knock knee is a condition that is called genu valgum. The knees turn inward and sometime touch.

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