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Can I improve my knock knees with special shoes or other methods?

Can I improve my knock knees with special shoes or other methods?

Not likely: "knock knees" or genu valgum usually stems from your anatomic built which can only be changed with osteotomies (breaking and realigning bones), reserved for severe symptomatic cases. Pt to strengthen the leg muscles can be helpful but won't change your bone alignment. ...Read more

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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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I have knock knees!And the effect is more in right leg!And it bothers me a lot!How can i correct it without surgery!Suggest an effective & fast method?

I have knock knees!And the effect is more in right leg!And it bothers me a lot!How can i correct it without surgery!Suggest an effective & fast method?

No way to do it.-: -also surgery is never the cure. Orthopedic corrective surgery is done if a condition effects Ur daily activities & is deemed warranted. Even then, there is no orthopedic condition that it can't B made worse by surgery! ...Read more

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What can someone do about my knock knees?

What can someone do about my knock knees?

Depending on the sy-: mptoms and findings on examination as well as the XRs of the knees,
Your surgeon will be discussing the types of surgery he thinks U would benefit from. There are HTO ( High Tibial osteotmies) or Total Knee replacement to correct the KK deformity. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to correct my knock-knees?

Can you tell me how to correct my knock-knees?

Find the cause: At 45, you need to find the cause. If it's from collapsed arches, then orthotics may help. If it'f from arthritis, then potentially knee replacements may help realign them. If they are the way you have always been, and they aren't causing you problems, then leaving them alone may be the best option. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have knock knees?

I need help! How do I know if I have knock knees?

Knock knees: Stand erect and bring your legs together, your knees and ankles should touch. If your knees touch but there is space between your ankles you have a form of knock knees. If your ankles touch but your knees don't you may be bowlegged. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to straighten knock knees ?

Can someone tell me how to straighten knock knees ?

Only surgery: Only surgery can straighten knock knees but is rarely needed. Depends upon symptoms, treatment failure, etc. I rec eval from ortho doc. ...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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How to treat knock knees for a teenager?

See an orthopaedist: Specifically a pediatric orthopaedist. If the child's growth plates are still open, a small surgery called guided growth can help correct the patient during growth. If they are no longer growing, the only option to "fix" the problem is an osteotomy (cutting of the bones). ...Read more

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Is genu valgum the same as "knock-knees"?

Is genu valgum the same as "knock-knees"?

I suppose: Genu simply knee and valgus is the deformity that means the lower part (toward the ankle) is jutting to the outside. I believe that this is the more scientific name for "knock-knees".

The opposite deformity, genu varum, would be when the knees are bowed to the outside and one has the proverbial "can't catch a pig in a ditch" problem.

Both problems lead to uneven loading of the knee. ...Read more

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What can I do about my knock knees? Any treatments?

What can I do about my knock knees? Any treatments?

Do they hurt?: "knock knees" or genu valgum usually stems from your anatomic built which can only be changed with osteotomies (breaking and realigning bones), reserved for severe symptomatic cases. Pt to strengthen the leg muscles can be helpful but won't change your bone alignment orthotics can also provide subtle changes to your mechanics. ...Read more

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How to treat knock knees in teenagers without surgeries?

How to treat knock knees in teenagers without surgeries?

Bracing: If still in development, bracing can be beneficial as well as therapy to help with muscular balance and education. ...Read more

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I have a brother who is 15 years old. He has mild knock knees, and he wants to know how to correct them without the use of surgery. What can he do?

I have a brother who is 15 years old. He has mild knock knees, and he wants to know how to correct them without the use of surgery. What can he do?

Not much: If your brother still has some growth left, it is possible as he grows it will correct. Braces are cumbersome and don't have much of an affect. Surgery is the only real fix for it, but would traditionally not be done for a mild case. There is really nothing non- operative that is effective. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is called genu valgum or "knock-knees"?

Please tell me if it is called genu valgum or "knock-knees"?

Both are right: The orthopedic term we use is genu valgum which is the same as saying a person has knock knees. The opposite is genu varum or bow-legged. ...Read more

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I was wondering is backward walking normal for knock knees or bowlegs?

I was wondering is backward walking normal for knock knees or bowlegs?

Unclear: Not sure what is being asked here. Walking backward would of course not be normal of anybody. A person with knock knees or bowlegs, however, should be able to walk backwards. If you have significant gait problems and/or knee alignment issues, do see a physician for further evaluation. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Knock knees?

What is the definition or description of: Knock knees?

Knock knees is -: -when the legs seem 2 look straight down 2 the knees, then the lower legs angle outward. ...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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Are there any exercise for knock knees correction at the age of 13?

Are there any exercise for knock knees correction at the age of 13?

No: There is no proven exercise regimen for this correction at this age. ...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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I'm 23 years and i have knock knees can the brace help to correct it without surgery?

I'm 23 years and i have knock knees can the brace help to correct it without surgery?

Complicated decision: That's really tough. Most kids outgrow it. You've reached adulthood, so joint modeling is complete. Most orthopedic surgeons will tell you they'd rather try conservative (ie nonsurgical) options first, like night braces, because surgery is a big decision. That said, the procedure is minimally invasive, typically very successful & may decrease your risk for early-onset arthritis. Talk to your doc. ...Read more