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Doctor insights on: Congenital Genu Recurvatum

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What's a varus / valgus deformity?

Positions.: Varus is a term to describe an inverted position. Valgus describes an everted position. It is a description for frontal plane deformities. ...Read more

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What causes genu valgum?

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 is congenital scoliosis?

What is congenital scoliosis?

Type of spine curve: There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones ( vertebra) of the spine that one is born with & leads to an early curvature of the spine. Some don't need surgery & others do. They tend to not respond to bracing & can be very progressive in terms of a rapidly worsening curve & may be associated with other medical issues. ...Read more

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Does osteotomy help straighten the legs or correct genu varum (bowlegs)?

Does osteotomy help straighten the legs or correct genu varum (bowlegs)?

Yes: Usually an osteotomy at your age is geared toward straightening out a deformity that is contributing to progressive arthritis on one side of the knee. The most common deformity is a bowed leg, also called genu varum. In 60% of patients at 10 years after the procedure, the knee is still feeling good enough to avoid knee replacement. ...Read more

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What does "left distal femoral osteotomy genu valgum" mean?

Surgery type: If you have a knee angular deformity, it can be corrected by cutting a bone (an osteotomy) near the knee joint to change the alignment of the knee. A knock-knee deformity is also called genu valgum, from the latin roots. The correction of a knock knee is usually done by cutting the end of the femur to make the correction. The term "distal" refers to end of the femur at the level of the knee. ...Read more

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Can congenital dislocated hip affect childhood development?

Can congenital dislocated hip affect childhood development?

Usually not: Developmental hip dysplasia, formerly called congenital hip dislocation, should not affect future development unless associated with another anomaly in major organ. ...Read more

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What're some joints affected by genu recurvatum?

What're some joints affected by genu recurvatum?

The knee only: Genu is the name of the knee recurvatum is the knee bends backwards. ...Read more

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Is scoliosis inherited?

Is scoliosis inherited?

Yes: Most forms of scoliosis have a hereditary pattern. The exact inheritance pattern is not yet known. However we know that scoliosis tends to be more common in twins and in families with a known history of the disease. ...Read more

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Does cpos allow females with knock knee (genu valgum)?

What CPOS : This way i could your question. Thank you. ...Read more

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Does lordosis predispose someone to congenital lateral recess stenosis?

Does lordosis predispose someone to congenital lateral recess stenosis?

No: Hi
Strictly speaking, "congenital" means that you were born with it. However, I would say if you were born with congenital lateral recess stenosis and developed excessive lordosis as an adult, then you could be more prone to developing symptoms like back pain. Hope this helps ...Read more

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What surgeons perform cosmetic genu varum/bow legs corrective surgery?

What surgeons perform cosmetic genu varum/bow legs corrective surgery?

Orthopedic surgeon: Check for some have experience in reconstructive surgery. ...Read more

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What is acquired scoliosis?

What is acquired scoliosis?

Not genetic: Regular or idiopathic scoliosis is usually a genetic basis whike acquired arises from a secondary issue like a back spadm, disc herniation or disc degeneration or even a tumor or spine infection. ...Read more

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Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

Treatment  42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis  + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?

See ortho spine doc: You may need reconstructive or supportive surgery to prevent nerve damage if you have more than one vertebral body affected by the osteoarthritis. If this is a congenital issue an ortho spine doctor would give you the best advice on how to proceed safely ...Read more

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Can goniometer be used to diagnose genu valgum or genu varum?

Can goniometer be used to diagnose genu valgum or genu varum?

Yes, a goniometer is: An instrument that measures angles. In genu valgum, knees are angled inward, and in genu varum, they bow out. With a goniometer, a precise measurement can be taken and recorded for reference. A less precise way would be to measure the distance between the ankles with the legs extended for valgum and between the knees for varum. ...Read more

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Will adult congenital kyphosis lead to paraplegia?

Kyphosis: It really depends on how progressive or how fast the kyphosis is increasing. A consultation with a spine surgeon could likely give you an answer. ...Read more

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Causes of pes varus?

Causes of pes varus?

Genes or muscle : Genetics is the primary cause of pes varus (high arch) . Sometimes it is acquired and is due to a muscle imbalance in the foot either from a tendon injury/problem or a neurological condition that disturbs the muscle balance ...Read more

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Can bowleg deformity be caused by external tibial rotation and inward rotation of hip?

Chicken and egg: It is possible that the internal hip rotation and external tibial rotation are as a result of a bowleg deformity. There are several genetic conditions that can cause bowleg deformity, the most prominent is rickett's disease. You should see an orthopedist and may need x-rays and blood work to determine if it being caused by one of these conditions. ...Read more