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Can you fix genu valgum without surgery?

Can you fix genu valgum without surgery?

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 more

Dr. Richard Roberts
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Genu Valgum (Definition)

If persists after age 7 yrs-greater than 8cm between medial maleolus ...Read more


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What is the recovery time for someone who has surgery done for adult genu valgum?

What is the recovery time for someone who has surgery done for adult genu valgum?

Procedure>?: Was it osteotomy or joint replacement surgery? Osteotomy of the distal femur will take 12 weeks or so to heal. Total or partial joint replacement should be doing well at 8 weeks ...Read more

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What are the risks of a genu valgum surgery?

What are the risks of a genu valgum surgery?

It depend: Genu valgum is a condition where the knees angle in and touch one another when the legs are straightened.
It depend on the method use for that. There are the general complications with any surgery and the risk of the correction it self. Malunion, postoperative infections and problems with healing. Compartment syndrome, recurrence of the deformity, re some of the potential complications. ...Read more

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About genu valgum. Can I fix it with surgery? Are there any risks? I'm 19 years old.

About genu valgum. Can I fix it with surgery? Are there any risks? I'm 19 years old.

Knock kneed: This is a congenital or acquired deformity of the knees that results in the knees being close together. Weather surgery is an option depends on the severity and your level of disability. See and orthopedic surgeon for a physical exam and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I have genu valgum. Its causing pain in my hip and my, how can I fixed the alignment without surgery?

I have genu valgum. Its causing pain in my hip and my, how can I fixed the alignment without surgery?

May need orthotics: See a podiatrist for a recommendation on if orthotics could be right for you. If you want to try an over-the-coubter product first, try spenco total support insoles. Http://www. Spenco. Com/products/footcare/total-support-insoles all podiatrists are trained in this type of service. If the situation continues and is becoming more painful, then you should get a surgical consultation. ...Read more

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I'm 17, I have genu valgum (less than 5° my orthopedic surgeon said that)& khyphosis. How can I fix the alligement w/h surgery?

I'm 17, I have genu valgum (less than 5° my orthopedic surgeon said that)& khyphosis. How can I fix the alligement w/h surgery?

No need for surgery: Less than 5 degrees is not a typical reason to correct with surgery. Maintain healthy body weight and gluteus/quadriceps strength. ...Read more

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How can a genu valgum be fixed?

How can a genu valgum be fixed?

Osteotomy: If it is severe and cause knee pain an osteotomy could be helpful to realign the leg. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Genu valgum?

Knock knee: If persists after age 7 yrs-greater than 8cm between medial maleolus with knees facing forward ...Read more

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What causes genu valgum?

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

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What it's actually genu valgum?

Knocked knee: Knocked knee is when your knees rub together when you walk. ...Read more

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What xrays do you do for genu valgum?

What xrays do you do for genu valgum?

Standing: Another way to say genu valgum is to say a child has "knock knees". It is usually evaluated by obtaining a full length, standing xray showing both legs in their entirety. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Can genu valgum be cured with exercise?

Can genu valgum be cured with exercise?

Genu valgum: At 33, this cannot be cured with exercise as it represents a fixed bone deformity. It can change with age and arthritis development however. ...Read more

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Is there a problem in making children if you have genu valgum? I mean...Can men make sex or they have some difficulties?

Is there a problem in making children if you have genu valgum? I mean...Can men make sex or they have some difficulties?

Yes: The musculo skeletal system is complety independand of the reproductive system, that means that yes they can have intercourse and reproduce. ...Read more

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Are there any excercises that a 19 year old man can do for genu valgum?

Are there any excercises that a 19 year old man can do for genu valgum?

Knock kneed: This is a congenital or acquired deformity of the knees that results in the knees being close together. Whether surgery is an option depends on the severity and your level of disability. See an orthopedic surgeon for a physical exam and to discuss treatment options.
There are no special exercises that will help improve your deformity. Keeping ur wt down + ur legs strong by walking will help. ...Read more

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How much does the treatment for genu valgum cost? And what type of treatment do I have to take?

How much does the treatment for genu valgum cost? And what type of treatment do I have to take?

Depend: All depend of what treament you are getting. What was recomended to you? Treament could be very simple to one that requires a distal femoral osteotomy. You are probably to old for an epihysiodesis. ...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