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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 15 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.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Knock knees: You really can't . See the other answer for an explanation.

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