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What is knock knee?

What is knock knee?

See answer: Knock knees or genu valgum is a condition where the knees angle in and touch one another when the legs are straightened. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Roberts
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Knock Knees (Definition)

-when the legs seem 2 look straight down 2 the knees, then the ...Read more


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What is a knock knee?

What is  a knock knee?

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. ...Read more

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How can knock knee be treated?

How can knock knee be treated?

Possible osteotomy: To add to dr. Beuchel's answer, in some younger patients who do not have arthritis, and have meniscus deficiency, a varus producing femoral osteotomy is usually performed. An osteotomy is when the femur bone is cut above the knee and realigned me to make it straight. While it seems like a big deal, the surgery is well tolerated, and healing takes place in 3months or so. Surgery should be performed usually by a sports medicine orthopedist or knee specialist. ...Read more

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How can knock knees be corrected without surgery?

How can knock knees be corrected without surgery?

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. ...Read more

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Can I fix knock knees without surgery at age 17?

Can I fix knock knees without surgery at age 17?

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. ...Read more

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Do you think I'll need surgery to fix my knock knees?

Do you think I'll need surgery to fix my knock knees?

Depends: This depends on the cause...if you were born with knock knees typically surgery is not done to correct this, especially at this age. If arthritis is the cause, then depending on the severity, knee replacements can be done to correct this. I recommend you see an orthopedist or sports medicine doctor to determine the next step. ...Read more

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Tell me an excercise to correct my knock knee problem ?

Tell me an excercise to correct my knock knee problem  ?

Hip abductors/core: You should focus on hip abductor, core, quadriceps and hamstring strengthening. Yoga and pilates are excellent forms of low impact exercise that will help. You should consider meeting with a personal trainer to learn proper technique and devise a program for you. You being knock knee will not go away but by strengthening your legs, hips and core it will help decrease force around your knee. ...Read more

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Could I have surgery for knock knees to make them normal?

Could I have surgery for knock knees to make them normal?

Knee surgery: typically no, knock knees can most often be corrected with exercise or therapy ...Read more

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What is an estimated cost for knock knee correction in an adult?

What is an estimated cost for knock knee correction in an adult?

Easily over $15,000.: Assuming the correction is medically necessary much of the cost may be covered by insurance. Total cost will include: surgeon's fee, hospital/surgical center fees, anesthesiologist fee, possible rehab stay, things like walkers, medications, etc. What the price for all this will depend on where you live. Studies show the same care has different costs in different regions or cities. ...Read more

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I have knock knees. Will I get taller if I have a surgery to correct my knock knees?

I have knock knees. Will I get taller if I have a surgery to correct my knock knees?

Yes: The technical term for knock knees is genuine valgum. Correction of the deformity will straighten the leg and make the vertical distance of your leg, therefore making you taller. The main exception to this is if your surgeon does a closing wedge osteotimy, then bone is removed from the leg and then height gain would be negligible. ...Read more

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I am 16 years old and i am suffering from knock knees.what should i can do to correct them?

I am 16 years old and i am suffering from knock knees.what should i can do to correct them?

Valgus deformity: Knock knees, or valgus deformity, is generally an inherited condition that cannot be corrected without major surgery. The surgery is generally not recommended to correct it for cosmetic reasons. People can help improve the function of their knees when they have this condition by doing some physical therapy. This can strengthen certain muscles that start in the hip and pelvis. ...Read more

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Effects of untreated knock knees in kids? Do they grow straight, before reaching adulthood?

Effects of untreated knock knees in kids?  Do they grow straight, before reaching adulthood?

Maybe: The expected pattern is for kids to be a little bow legged at 1-2, somewhat ,knock need at 4 an d getting straighter by six or so. ...Read more

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Can my knock knees get cure without surgery? because i don't want to undergo for surgery as i might get risks in future. please guide me.

Can my knock knees get cure without surgery? because i don't want to undergo for surgery as i might get risks in future. please guide me.

Cure for Genu Valgus: The short answer is: No, you can't treat knock knees (Genu Valgus) without surgery. The treatment for knock knees vary according to the age of the patient as well as the sex of the patient. Pre-pubertal surgery can be by using stapling of the growth plates of the knees for a varied time to align the knees. After the growth plates have closed a surgical procedure with wedge excision is needed. ...Read more

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How can I cure knock knees ?

How can I cure knock knees ?

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 sense of your options. If non-surgical options aren't enough, get evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Any benefit from knock knees?

Any benefit from knock knees?

Unfortunately not: Normal knee alignment spreads the forces of weightbearing evenly across both sides of the knee. Unfortunately, knock knees (aka valgus knees) and bowlegged knees (aka varus knees) overloads the lateral side (outside) and the medial side (inside), respectively. This overload can cause early wear of the cartilage as well as causing dysfunction of the patellofemoral joint (kneecap). ...Read more

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What is done for knock knees?

What is done for knock knees?

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 cases with an osteotomy i realign the bones in a more favorable position. Often this is done gradually with external fixation to avoid nerve injury. ...Read more

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