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Baby Genu Varux
Multiple etiologies: Etiologies: bilateral genu valgum physiologic renal osteodystrophy (renal rickets) skeletal dysplasia Morquio syndrome spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia chondroctodermal dysplasia unilateral genu valgum physeal injury from trauma, infection, or vascular insult proximal metaphyseal tibia fracture benign tumors fibrous dysplasia osteochondromas Ollier's disease ...Read more
Define 'fix': Only a surgery can realign severe genu valgum. However, mild cases may respond to an unloader knee brace, or a well-designed strengthening program from a skilled physical therapist. Most patients with genu valgum experience worsening over time, however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a problem in making children if you have genu valgum ? I mean...Can men make sex or they have some difficulties ?
Give it time: Babies often change from appearing "bow legged" as they start to walk; "knock kneed" at 4-6 and straightened up by 8-10. The most some do would be to document the amount (measurements from x-rays), since this is all relative. This is a conversation you can have with the kids doc.If s/he did not explore the issue it was probably mild enough not to do so, but I would discuss that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr. H is correct: However , another serious complication of surgical correction of genu valgum is nerve palsy of the common peroneal nerve. This nerve runs on the outside of the knee and can become stretched when the deformity is corrected. Damage to this nerve can lead to drop foot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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